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Trump ‘seriously considering’ 2024 run, says he’ll hold a rally ‘soon’

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Former President Donald Trump was interviewed by podcast host Dan Bongino on Wednesday about his future plans.

Bongino asked Trump if he plans to hold a rally in the future.

“We’ll do one soon,” Trump said. “They love the rallies.”

He added, “We did 56 rallies. We never had an empty slot, we never had an empty seat. We averaged 25,000 people. We had one in Pennsylvania, 52,000. We had one in Florida that was probably close to 70,000 people on two days notice.”

Asked if he would consider announcing a 2024 presidential run early on, Trump said, “If I do that, and I am giving it the most serious consideration… I think probably the most appropriate time would be right after the ’22 election.”

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BREAKING: Senate votes down both articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in party-line vote

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The Senate voted down two articles of impeachment Wednesday which alleged Department of Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas engaged in the “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

What resulted in a party-line vote, began with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposing a point of order declaring the first article unconstitutional, to which the majority of senators agreed following several failed motions by Republicans. The article was deemed unconstitutional by a vote of 51-48, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting present.

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Schumer’s point of order was proposed after his request for unanimous consent, which would have provided a set amount of time for debate among the senators, as well as votes on two GOP resolutions and a set amount of agreed upon points of order, was objected to by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Schmitt stated in his objection that the Senate should conduct a full trial into the impeachment articles against Mayorkas, rather than the debate and points of order suggested by Schumer’s unanimous consent request, which would be followed by a likely successful motion to dismiss the articles. 

Republican senators took issue with Schumer’s point of order, as agreeing to it would effectively kill the first of the two articles. Several GOP lawmakers proposed motions, which took precedence over the point of order, to adjourn or table the point, among other things. But all GOP motions failed. 

After another batch of motions to avoid voting on Schumer’s second point of order, which would deem the second article unconstitutional, the Senate agreed to it. The vote was along party lines 51-49, with Murkowski rejoining the Republicans. 

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