House Introduces 2nd Trump Impeachment Article: ‘Inciting Violence Against Government Of The United States’
Democrats in the House of Representatives have formally introduced new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. In the wake of the riots in the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) publicly said that if Vice President Mike Pence did not make formal moves to invoke the 25th amendment and remove Trump from office, then the House would introduce new articles of impeachment.
The articles charge Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” citing his insistence that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him and his address at the White House hours before the riots encouraging his supporters to march on the Capitol. The articles also references the 14th Amendment which states that anyone who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States will henceforth be ineligible from holding public office.
The articles state that, “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.”
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