- The US House of Representatives voted almost along party lines to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office just eight days before his term ends on January 20.
- Earlier, Vice President Mike Pence told House leaders he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Trump.
- Speaking from the Mexico border wall in Texas, Trump says that discussion of invoking the 25th Amendment “is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration”.
- House Democrats are leading the charge to remove Trump either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment.
- Trump faces a single impeachment charge: “Incitement to insurrection”. Several Republicans have said they will vote to impeach him.
- Trump privately blamed “Antifa people” for the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, despite clear evidence the overwhelming majority were his supporters, Axios Media reports.
Parler: Amazon defends booting messaging app over violent content
Amazon.com Inc. urged a judge not to order the company to restore web-hosting service to Parler LLC, saying the conservative social media platform failed to police violent content before and after the Capitol riot.
Amazon Web Services suspended service for Parler after it was used by supporters of President Donald Trump to organize the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week. Parler sued, asking a federal judge in Seattle to order AWS to reinstate its web-hosting immediately. Amazon objected to the move late Tuesday.