Nightside Report Jan. 9, 2021: Democrats strengthen push to impeach Trump, blaze guts family’s Belleville home

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Dems’ momentum builds to impeach Trump, Pelosi hits rioters

Momentum built among Democrats on Saturday for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House speaker accused his backers who violently invaded the Capitol of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.”

Nancy Pelosi’s remark came as Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., one of the chief sponsors of draft impeachment articles accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said at midday that his group’s draft had collected 176 co-sponsors. The lawmakers plan to formally introduced the proposal Monday, with a vote possible by Wednesday.

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New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 519,082; Death toll now at 13,354

Metro Detroit weather: Fair skies as 3 planets align Saturday evening

Saturday evening will be fair and colder. Temps will be in the low 30s.

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction Saturday will be joined by our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury. The trio of planets will be visible in the south-southwest sky at dinner time.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A father and his two children lost everything early Saturday morning in a fire that tore through their mobile home community. Click here to read more.
  • Farmington Public Schools will return to in-person learning on Monday as the Michigan gov. pushes to ramp up face-to-face instruction. Click here to read more.
  • A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on a domestic flight. Click here to read more.
  • A Trump supporter who died during the Capitol siege Wednesday followed the QAnon conspiracy, according to her family. Click here to read more.

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Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.