House Democrats move toward impeachment as Biden says 'Trump should not be in office' – live

8.42pm GMT

A handful of House Republicans are considering supporting the the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, according to Politico.

Update: I’m hearing as many as 10 House Republicans are very seriously considering supporting impeachment — and GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney is said to be one of them, per multiples sources.

Dems also working them hard. BUT no final decisions have been made & things fluid.

8.21pm GMT

Up to 15,000 National Guard members could be deployed to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, in the hope of avoiding another violent event after the riot at the US Capitol last week.

The Washington Post reports:

Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, said in a call with reporters that about 6,000 guardsmen from six states already are in the nation’s capital, and that the military response will expand to about 10,000 by the weekend.

Hokanson said the numbers will be determined by the requirements that federal agencies have for support. The National Guard will bring their weapons to Washington and carry them based on discussions with the FBI, police and other agencies.

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Source: theguardian