Wright is the first sitting member of the U.S. Congress to die from the Coronavirus. He was in his second term in the U.S. House following two decades of service in local politics in Arlington, TX. Wright won reelection by a 9-percentage-point margin in 2020.
The Wyoming Representative, who has served in congress since 2017, reportedly refused to apologize for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump during a closed-door meeting on Wednesday. Cheney was among the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former president for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
The second time the Commander and Chief was formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy, this time for an "incitement of insurrection" upon the U.S. Capitol. Trump is now the only President in U.S. history to be impeached twice. In December, he was the third President to face a trial in the U.S. Senate.
McConnell has told associates "he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party," according to a report from the New York Times published Tuesday.
Thousands of President Trump’s supporters in Washington, D.C. breached security at the U.S. capitol on Wednesday. This happened at the same time a joint session of Congress had adjourned to debate Arizona’s Electoral College vote in their respective chambers.
"Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Cathy Hughes on her 40 years as the leader of Urban One, now America’s largest Black broadcast network," Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said on Wednesday.