House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against President Trump

Four Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday formally introduced a single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, claiming that he incited a mob of his supporters to launch an attack on the U.S. Capitol over what he has maintained are fraudulent election results.

Reps. David Cicilline (R.I.), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Jamie Raskin (Md.), and Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) declared in the article that Trump “engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”

“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 the 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,” the impeachment article states.

In a fiery speech last Wednesday, the president spoke to hundreds of thousands of supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the results of the presidential election, calling the election “rigged” and rousing them to march over “to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make [their] voices heard” as lawmakers convened to certify the Electoral College votes.

Tragically, what ensued was a riot, as hundreds of the president’s supporters fought with police, breached security perimeters, and invaded the Capitol, leading critics to blame the president for directly stirring up the violence. Many of the president’s supporters, however, have argued that the violent riot was disconnected from his protest of the election results.

“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 transfer 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,” the impeachment article continues.

In the article, the authors argue Trump “will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office.”

The introduction of the article came after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit Trump with an ultimatum last week: Resign immediately or face impeachment.

On Monday, Politico reported that Democrats in the House had secured enough votes to impeach Trump should it come to the floor this week.

The path following a House vote, however, remains unclear, as last week Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) signaled that an impeachment trial in the chamber could not happen until after Trump is out of office.

11 thoughts on “House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against President Trump

  1. I guess talking to the crowd and asking them to remain peaceful is inciting mob violence. Especially when it has been proven that the people that caused everything unruly at the capitol were left wing radicals that were probably sent to disrupt everything by the democrats. It is also videoed that the security guards offered no resistance and voluntarily ushered the radicals into the capitol halls through the doors. but pushed back any of the patriots that had gathered in front of the doors. The democrats are still stirring the pot to keep the people divided……

    1. RIGHT ON SHERM…………a family member that is a die hard DEM was one of them…………..Good thing we never have to visit that part of the family, they are not worthy of a 4000=+ MILE trip………

    2. DEMS/RINOS have been lying for the last 4 decades……They have never done what is best for the US & its legal citizens…….They love ANTIFA and the BLM and urged all the terrorism those groups provided…….BIDEN is just another communist, as are all those other DEMS that have to cheat to win………

  2. More liberal horse shit from the bowels of the swamp to further persecute this President. He must have a lot of incriminating evidence against the evil Bastards and I hope he declassifies it for all to see! It’s not over yet!!

  3. If anyone should be impeached lets start with Pelosi and then Schumer, Schiff, Nadler …. that would be a good start……

  4. It is all smoke and B.S. By the time they get it all together Trump will be out of office. I can’t say how low these democrats are I can not string the words together that would say it. America died in2020 that is all there is too it! It was never about Trump, he is just one man it was about the take over and death of a counrty!

  5. It is all nonsense, by the time they get it together Trump will be out of office. It is just how low the democrats have become, for the past four years it has been total nonsense and propaganda , a drill of brainwashing the brain dead.

  6. Democrats ? No these people ARE hard-core Communists, trying to sell themselves off as Socialists, not much different. This IS what happened in Venezuela and Cuba. Do your homework, some of our professors ARE Communists, if you think that type of GOV. is better for ALL go to a country that is, “I DID, 4 years” They will OWN YOU!!

  7. The Democrats are afraid of Trump and his followers who are loyal Americans that do not want to see our great nation taken over by socialists or communists or corrupt politicians, like the Democrats. They then use the MSM to send out propergander and use it against our next generation to brainwash them into their way of thinking. Damn shame that so many of us loyal Americans lost their lives defending our nation from those evil governments to watch it invade our shores.

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