Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, the first disabled woman elected to Congress, called it "outrageous" for Amtrak to ask passengers to pay $25,000 for a one-way ticket from Chicago to Bloomington, Illinois.
Jeff Flake says the GOP's "cult of personality" around the president will hurt the party long-term, and that Republican senators can't win in battleground states if they block evidence from impeachment trial
As the impeachment trial of President Trump gets underway this week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he'll force votes to call four witnesses at the trial if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't do so. Democrats will need the votes of four Republicans. Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona, who served in the Senate from 2013 until last year, joins “CBS This Morning” with his advice for members of his party.
A pair of Democrats running for President are getting a boost from the New York Times editorial board. For the first time, the paper endorsed two candidates in the primaries, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The Times says Warren is the best leftist candidate, while Klobuchar is the centrist choice. Ed O’Keefe reports on how they and their senate colleagues are squeezing in campaign appearances before the impeachment trial.
This week, President Trump will face charges in the Senate of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. House members, led by Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, are working on the opening presentation at the Senate impeachment trial. Weijia Jiang reports that the president’s legal team will argue that the entire process to impeach him has been tainted.
The votes have been taken, the players are named and the stage is set for the historic impeachment trial of President Trump. Late Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
People are on edge in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday night as thousands of Second Amendment advocates — plus militia members and neo-Nazis — descend on the state capitol for a gun rights rally. Police are locking down the site of Monday's demonstration and firearms have been banned as officials say there's credible intelligence of possible violence. Jeff Pegues reports.
Last month, not long before boarding a plane to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, President Trump signed legislation that created the newest military branch in the United States in more than 70 years: the Space Force.