The House Democrats introduced an impeachment resolution, which charges President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” related to the riots on Capitol Hill last Wednesday.

The resolution comes after House Republicans objected to the House resolution demanding Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment.

Impeachment Resolution

The impeachment resolution points to Trump’s rhetoric before he spoke at the Save America Rally last Wednesday. Ever since November 4th, “Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by State or Federal officials.”

The Democrats pointed out how Trump begged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to discover votes that would give him a victory in the state.

But Trump’s speech at the Save America Rally, which took place right before the rally, was the last straw:

He also willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged-and foreseeable resulted in-lawless action at the Capitol, such as: ‘if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore”. Thus incited by President Trump, members of the crowd he had addressed, in an attempt to, among other objectives, interfere with the Joint Session’s solemn constitutional duty to certify results of the 2020 Presidential election, unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the Vice President, and Congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts.

Therefore, the Democrats concluded that “Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government” and “betrayed his trust as President.”

25th Amendment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues Sunday night that she planned to introduce a resolution to ask Pence to invoke the 25th amendment.

Pelosi urged the Democrats to consent when they talked to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Monday morning. This way they could avoid taking the resolution, penned by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, to the floor.

West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney objected.

The resolution went to the floor, but Republicans blocked the bill.

Pelosi told the House that she will bring the resolution to the floor for a vote on Tuesday.

 

 
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