Amid an intraparty civil war, the GOP was battling itself over whether to go to bat one final time for the president or use the opportunity as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
"Congresswoman Lauren Boebert's office is looking for a communications director to join her highly active communications team to amplify her work to—among other things—undermine democracy, support violent mobs, and promote QAnon conspiracy theories," the listing reads.
Campaign finance records show that while many corporations are re-evaluating whom to support in Congress after the Capitol riot, the GOP duo is largely insulated from any monetary fallout thanks to a large proportion of individual donors.
Whether the outgoing president will be convicted for "incitement of insurrection" is truly an unknown, as Trump's former firewall of GOP support on Capitol Hill has diminished significantly since helping to incite the January 6 riot.
However, she stopped short of revealing whether she will vote to convict the president for "incitement of insurrection."
The outgoing commander-in-chief and one of his closest allies, Senator Lindsey Graham, have allegedly pressured Georgia election officials to take actions that would amount to fraud.
The varying rationales from many of the president's allies illustrated the lack of coordinated strategy to rebut the assertion that he fueled the insurrection against the Capitol.
"Some say the riots were caused by antifa. There is absolutely no evidence of that, and conservatives should be the first to say so," the Republican leader said.
The revelation is a remarkable one and signifies a stark departure from supporting an outgoing president who is expected to be impeached a second time for the "incitement of insurrection."
A third individual was arrested, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, but his office said that person was not a Capitol Police officer.
So far, it appears that just a handful of Republican senators—at best—would likely back the endeavor if a vote were held today.
By leading the charge for overturning the election, Democrats have said, the two Senate Republicans acted as provocateurs for the deadly insurrection that unfolded at the Capitol.
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured during the pro-Trump insurrection, would become the first officer to receive such honor and lie within the Capitol Rotunda—the sprawling room that was overtaken by rioters.
Officials have just 13 days to fortify the Capitol grounds before Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on the very stage that pro-Trump rioters stormed with ease.
Dozens of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have called for the swift removal of Trump from office, whether by the 25th Amendment or impeachment. Only two GOP lawmakers have so far said the same.
The Illinois lawmaker described the siege of the Capitol complex by a pro-Trump mob as "a wakeup call" to install a new "sane captain of the ship." A second Republican later followed suit to support immediately ousting the president.
Several Republicans said they would no longer reject the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden's win, an effort that was politically motivated by baseless accusations by President Trump and his allies of voter fraud.
The fiery rebuke was meant to be a floor speech given as Congress congregated earlier in the day for a joint session to certify Biden's victory. However, a pro-Trump mob who took over the Capitol forced him to instead release a statement.
While the longshot Democratic feat was bitter news for the GOP, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock ousting GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler did offer a silver lining for at least one Republican: President Donald Trump.
There was an armed standoff that occurred as U.S. Capitol Police barricaded the front doors of the House chamber to protect those inside while Trump supporters attempted to bust down the doors.
"Well, it turns out that telling the voters that the election is rigged is not a great way to turn out your voters," Republican Senator Mitt Romney said.
Republican senators joined several GOP colleagues in warning that the attempt to overturn Biden's victory would be unconstitutional and set a dangerous precedent.
"I'm concerned about the division in America, that's the biggest issue. But obviously, this is not healthy for the Republican Party, either," Sen. Ben Sasse warned of contesting Biden's win. "But what's good for America is the main question here. This is bad for the country and bad for the party."
Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, urged for "everybody" to listen to the roughly hour-long phone call in which the commander in chief repeatedly pushed Georgia's top election official to commit fraud.
The provision's fate in the upper chamber remains a question mark, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not offered assurances he will consider the additional relief, despite a demand by President Trump.
In a Sunday tweet, the GOP lawmaker said the infectious disease expert is part of a conspiracy trying to deceive Americans.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey has a grim outlook for President Trump's legacy, should he ultimately veto a $900 billion stimulus package.
Even if the president would sign the $900 billion stimulus into law as early as Sunday, millions of Americans could lose out on a week of $300 supplemental unemployment insurance.
The block by Republicans was expected. However, it further underscored how at odds GOP lawmakers and the outgoing president are about stimulus spending, along with casting further doubt about the fate of the relief package.
"If the President truly wants to join us in $2,000 payments," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to fellow Democrats, "he should call upon Leader McCarthy to agree to our Unanimous Consent request."