Plus, a Senate a measure to officially censure Trump, the candidates who think they won Iowa, and more.
Expect emboldened Trump at State of the Union address
The White House administration has indicated that President Trump will address the economy, working families, health care, immigration, and national security at tonight’s State of the Union address. He has already dubbed the speech “The Great American Comeback,” signaling a likely focus on vindication ahead of Wednesday’s vote to close out his impeachment trial. Trump will deliver his address at 9 p.m. ET, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democrats’ response afterward.
The winner in Iowa is … no one yet
President Trump announced he will protect Iowa’s stance as the first state to vote in the presidential primary election, calling it an “Important tradition!” Problems with the system that reports delegate totals have left Iowa without a declared winner of the Democratic primary this morning. However, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar claimed proxy victories as former Vice President Joe Biden downplayed low expectations and readied for New Hampshire.
Democratic senator proposes option to censure Trump
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who said Monday he was undecided about whether he would side with Republicans to acquit Trump at Wednesday’s impeachment vote, introduced a measure to officially censure Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Manchin framed the resolution as a way to ensure Trump’s actions would not “go unchecked by the Senate.” He would need the unlikely support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the resolution to a vote.
Oversight panel threatens DeVos with subpoena
When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hit the campaign trail for President Trump instead of testifying before the House Oversight Committee, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney threatened to subpoena DeVos and upbraided her for “defying requests for congressional oversight in order to spend your time campaigning for President Trump.” The committee is seeking testimony on a variety of higher education issues, including student loan oversight, policies on sexual harassment and assault, regulations at for-profit colleges, and collective bargaining compliance.
Editor’s note: ACRONYM is an investor in Shadow, the tech company that created the app for the Iowa Caucus results, and ACRONYM is also an investor in Courier Newsroom.