House Democrats formally introduced a resolution to impeach President Donald J Trump on Monday.
Charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s riots at the US Capitol, the impeachment resolution is the Democrats’ first step toward making Trump the first president ever to be impeached twice.
Democrats also tried to move a resolution Monday urging Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power, but the complicit House Republicans blocked the request.
Trump’s repeated false claims that he won the election and his speech to the crowd on January 6, before pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol is its main point.
It also cited Trump’s call with the Georgia Republican secretary of state where the President urged him to “find” enough votes for Trump to win the state.
“In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government.
He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
Pelosi said in an interview on 60 Minutes that she liked the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment
“because it gets rid of him.”
but explained, “one of the motivations people have for advocating for impeachment” is to prevent Trump from holding office again.”There’s strong support in the Congress for impeaching the President a second time.”
Read the full articles of impeachment against Donald J Trump here.