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Old 01-11-2021, 10:23 AM
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House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment charging President Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
By: The New York Times - 01-11-21
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An impeachment charge against Trump is introduced as Republicans block a measure demanding Pence act.
By: Nicholas Fandos - The New York Times Jan. 11, 2021, 7:39 a.m. ET - 5 hours ago
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House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week, vowing to press the charge as Republicans blocked their move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip him of power under the 25th Amendment.

The four-page impeachment article charges Mr. Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” when he sowed bogus claims about election fraud and encouraged his supporters at a rally outside the White House to take extraordinary measures to stop the counting of electoral votes underway at the Capitol. A short time later, rioters mobbed the building, ransacking the seat of American government and killing a Capitol Police officer. (Four others also died as a result of injuries or medical emergencies on Capitol grounds.)

Last minute changes were made late Sunday to include a reference to the 14th Amendment, the post-Civil War era addition to the Constitution that prohibits anyone who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States from holding future office. Lawmakers also decided to cite specific language from Mr. Trump’s speech last Wednesday, inciting the crowd, quoting him saying: “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

“In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government,” the article reads. “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.”

Lawmakers involved in the effort cautioned the language could still change before any House vote.

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IMPEACHMENTFar from capitulating, Mr. Trump made plans to proceed as if the last five earth-shattering days had simply not happened at all. But momentum in Washington was shifting against him.

About this writer: Nicholas Fandos is a national reporter based in Washington. He has covered Congress since 2017 and is part of a team that chronicled investigations by the Justice Department and Congress into President Trump and his administration. @npfandos

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The dual actions came as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her caucus sought to ratchet up pressure on Mr. Pence to intervene and push Mr. Trump to resign. If they did not, the Democrats vowed immediate consequences for Mr. Trump’s role in an attack that put the lives of the vice president, members of Congress and thousands of staff working on Capitol Hill at risk as they met to formalize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory.

As expected, Republicans objected to a resolution calling on Mr. Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, meaning that the House would have to call a full vote on the measure on Tuesday. Democratic leaders were confident it would pass, and pressured Republican lawmakers to vote with them to beseech the vice president, who is said to be opposed to using the powers outlined in the Constitution, to do so.

It was a remarkable threat. If Mr. Pence does not intervene “within 24 hours” and the president does not resign, the House will move as early as Wednesday to consider the impeachment resolution on the floor, just a week after the attack. Already more than 210 Democrats have signed onto the charge, just shy of a majority of the House. Several Republicans were said to be considering voting to impeach for the first time, though party leaders were opposed.
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House Formally Introduces Article of Impeachment Against Trump, Cites 'Incitement of Insurrection'
By: Virginia Chamlee - People News - 01-11-21
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Following last week's coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol, Democrats are looking to impeach Trump for the second time

House Democrats have formally introduced one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" following last week's attempted coup on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

The resolution was introduced Monday morning, as the House opened for legislative business, and is expected to be voted on later this week.

The full document, obtained by CNN, cites the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that any person who has "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against" the United States be barred from holding office.

Republican critics have said impeachment could cause the president to double down on his violent rhetoric, or further stoke division in the country.

One of the authors of the article filed Monday defended the case for impeachment in a New York Times editorial published Monday morning.

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"This impeachment charge is meant to defend the integrity of the republic," Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline wrote. "Both Democratic and Republican members of Congress must attend to the duties of their oath. Failing to act would set an irresponsibly dangerous precedent for future presidents who are about to leave office."

Cicilline continued: "Further, there can be no healing of the divisions in our country without justice for the man most responsible for this horrific insurrection. The president must be held accountable."

As Cicilline notes in his editorial, were Trump to be impeached and convicted by the Senate, he would be removed from office and prohibited from ever serving in federal office again.

A U.S. president has never been removed from office via impeachment. Both Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached while in office, but both were later acquitted in the Senate. Following the Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached and face trial.

Trump was previously impeached by the House in 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in connection with his Ukraine scandal.

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Re: https://people.com/politics/inaugura...g-in-ceremony/
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In an interview with 60 Minutes that aired Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump, 74, for his role in inciting the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, which led to the deaths of at least five people.

"Sadly, the person who is running the Executive Branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous president of the United States, and only a number of days until we can be protected from him," Pelosi, 80, said. "But he has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him."

On Sunday, Pelosi said the House would proceed with bringing its impeachment resolution to the floor this week unless Vice President Mike Pence were to move toward invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

On Monday morning, House Democrats introduced a measure calling on Pence and the Cabinet to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment. That measure failed to receive unanimous consent and is expected to go to the House floor for a vote on Tuesday.

Pence has not made any public comments regarding invoking the 25th Amendment, but has denounced the violence on the Capitol.
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Related: Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump 'Deranged, Unhinged, Dangerous': 'There Should be Prosecution Against Him'
Re: https://people.com/politics/nancy-pe...nged-unhinged/
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As the pro-Trump gathering began to turn violent last Wednesday, the president turned on his own VP for refusing to disrupt Congress' certification of an election that Trump lost.

In a tweet that has since been removed from Twitter (which permanently suspended Trump from its platform over the weekend) Trump said Pence "didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify."

Not only was Trump's tweet full of inaccuracies (the election was not fraudulent and all of the Trump campaign's attempts to show it was have failed), it directed ire toward one of Trump's most loyal allies, who had to be evacuated to safety as the violent mob breached the Capitol.

The Trump supporters who descended on the Capitol could be heard chanting "Hang Mike Pence" in footage from the riots.

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Personal note: The turmoil is far from being over yet. How it will turn out has yet to be determined. The old addage a House Divided - Fall's - and this is where we are at currently.

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