Washington – House Democrats passed an impeachment resolution accusing President Trump of “inciting an uprising” during the January 6 Capitol attack, approaching the president’s impeachment for the second time in less than two weeks before leaving office.
The impeachment resolution was chaired by Democrats David Sicillin, Jamie Ruskin and Ted Liu, and has the support of at least 210 Democrats. The bill says the president “committed to high crimes and offenses by inciting violence against the US government.”
The resolution cites Mr Trump’s speech to supporters on Jan. 6 near the White House before the crowd moved to the Capitol.
“Thus prompted by President Trump, members of the crowd he addressed, in an attempt to intervene, among other things, in the solemn constitutional obligation of the Joint Session to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, illegally violated and vandalized the Capitol, wounded and killed law enforcement officials, endangered members of Congress, vice president and congressional staff, and participated in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts, “the article said.
A separate resolution, presented Monday by Democratic envoy Ilhan Omar, includes a second charge of abuse of power in connection with the Capitol attack. Omar̵
Republicans in parliament, meanwhile, blocked a measure created by Ruskin, calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene a cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president. Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on the measure on Tuesday and could continue impeachment if Pence did not act.
Under the 25th Amendment, the vice president can take over as acting president if a majority in the cabinet determines that the president “cannot perform the powers and duties of his office.”