Democrats introduce impeachment article charging Trump with 'incitement of insurrection' in Congress

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2021

Though the resolution does not bind Pence, Democrats hope it will ramp up pressure on the vice president and House Republicans to take action following Wednesday's Capitol attack by Trump supporters, who raided the building and forced lawmakers and Pence into hiding for their safety.

Impeachment requires only a majority vote in the House, making it all but certain Mr.

"I think the president has disqualified himself from ever, certainly, serving in office again", Toomey said.

According to the memo, the Senate, which is now in recess, will not reconvene for substantive business until 19 January, meaning that the upper chamber may start impeachment proceedings a day before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated at the earliest.

The never-used 25th Amendment of the US Constitution allows the vice president and the Cabinet to remove a president deemed unfit to do the job. This resolution to impeach Mr Trump will be voted on by the House of Representatives this week.

Among Republicans there's no emerging, unified position on a response to Trump's actions on January 6, but it's clear most will oppose impeachment.

Judges across the country, including some nominated by Trump, repeatedly dismissed cases and Attorney General William Barr, a Trump ally, said there was no sign of any widespread fraud.

"The Senate Impeachment Rules provide that at 1 p.m. the day after the Managers exhibit the articles before the Senate, the Senate must proceed to their consideration".

Pelosi confirmed on Sunday night that the House will proceed with legislation to do so in the coming days. "And maybe we will send the articles some time after that", Representative James Clyburn, a member of House Democratic leadership, said Sunday on CNN.

The resolution notes that the "insurrectionary mob" at the Capitol had "threatened the safety and lives of the vice president, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate", chanting "Hang Mike Pence" and "Where's Nancy?" during the attack.

"Let's give president-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running".

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's CEO and President Kim Keck said it will not contribute to those lawmakers - all Republicans - who supported challenges to Biden's Electoral College win.

The US president also said it was fine for the secretary of state to say the state had "recalculated" votes.

Freshman Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., also introduced a resolution "to expel members who voted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist coup that has left people dead", she said in a tweet Sunday.

He was acquitted by the Republican-majority Senate. With the Senate in recess, any trial for Trump could not begin until January 20 at the earliest without the backing of all senators. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Raskin has only one charge: "incitement of insurrection".

Trump is the only US President in history to be the subject of two impeachments.

There's been an effort by Republicans to ask Biden to squelch the Democratic momentum for impeaching Trump.

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