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The Trump administration ends in 12 days, but some cabinet members aren't waiting that long, resigning after Wednesday's deadly riot at the capitol
And now more than 100 members of congress are calling on President Trump to be removed from office before January 20th. The day after inciting the crowd that stormed the capitol, President Trump denounced the rioters in a taped speech. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer are calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment, which could remove the president from office. As the remainder of Trump's tenure is discussed, the members of the administration who are resigning include Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulavney who was serving as a special envoy to northern Ireland.
Dozens of people have been charged related to the riot and the FBI is looking for more
Of course, there are cameras all over the capitol building and grounds. The FBI has released ten photos of people it wants to find. And many of these Trump supporters posted what they were doing on social media, live streamed it and went on camera with the media giving their names.
Another person has died from the siege a Capitol police officer
In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police announced officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured while quote "physically engaging with protesters." He's the fifth fatality from Wednesday, one woman was shot in the Capitol building and three other people suffered medical emergencies.
Two more people died from COVID-19 and its complications in Lubbock County
That makes 590, since the pandemic began. Overall, throughout our 22-county "trauma service area," the virus takes up about 20% of total capacity. The area's economic restrictions, including capacity limits will continue until that drops below 15% for seven days. The health department confirmed another 180 new cases yesterday. The active case count is now at about 3800.
We're now seeing the impact from the holidays as state data shows COVID-19's spread is accelerating in Texas
Lubbock's hospitals are seeing it too. Doctors at Covenant Health say before yesterday, the numbers were gradually decreasing. Many cases they blame on small family gatherings during the holidays. Covenant reports it is at capacity again. A new coronavirus variant is now identified in the state. The warnings remain the same -- stay home to stop the spread.