WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is on the verge of being indicted for the second time in an unprecedented House vote on Wednesday, a week after he encouraged loyalist groups to “fight back and forth”. Like hell ”to oppose election results before they invaded the US Central Agency in a deadly blockade
While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 did not stop Republicans from voting in the House of Commons. But a small number of leaders and lawmakers But a lot is destroying the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated an oath to defend and defend U.S. democracy.
The dramatic fall of Trump̵7;s last day in office resists shocking warnings about the coming violence from his followers, putting the country at an uncomfortable and unfamiliar juncture first. At Democrat Joe Biden will take office on January 20.
“If soliciting a mob to riot against your own government is not an unpredictable event, then what?” Said Representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Who drafted an impeachment article.
Trump, who will become the only US president to be indicted twice, faces just one charge of “inciting riots”.
Four-page impeachment resolution Relying on Trump’s insurgent rhetoric and the falsehoods he spread about Biden’s election victory, including a Jan. 6 White House rally attacking the City Hall for crimes and gross crimes. High as demanded in the Constitution
Trump is not responsible for the riots.It said it was a drive to oust him rather than his actions about the bloody uprising that was dividing the country.
“To keep going on this path, I think it is very dangerous for our country and it is very angry,” Trump said on Tuesday, his first speech to reporters since the controversy. Severe last week
Parliamentary police officers have died from injuries sustained in the riot and police shot and killed a woman during the siege. Three others died in what authorities said were medical emergencies. Lawmakers scramble for safety and hiding as rioters take control of City Hall and delay several hours in the final step in finalizing Biden’s victory.
The President left no condolences for the dead or injured, merely saying, “I don’t want violence.”
At least five Republican lawmakers, including Liz Cheney, leader of Wyoming’s third GOP Council, disagree with the president’s logic. Republicans have announced they will vote to impeach Trump to purge the Republican leadership and the party itself.
“The President of the United States has called this group together and set the fire of this attack,” Cheney said in a statement.
Unlike last year, Trump faced impeachment as a weak leader, losing his own re-election and most of the Republican Senate.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader from Kentucky, said he was angry with Trump and it was not clear how the impeachment trial would take effect. In the House of Representatives Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy, Trump’s top ally, tried to introduce lighter blame instead. But that choice was broken.
So far Republican Reps. John Katko from New York, former federal prosecutor; Adam Kinsinger of Illinois, Veteran of the Air Force Fred Upton of Michigan; And Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington State announced they would join Cheney to vote for prosecution.
The House tried to push Vice President Mike Pence and his cabinet to intervene, with a resolution late Tuesday calling on them to call on the 25th constitutional amendment to remove Trump from office. The resolution urged Pence to “make a clear declaration to the horrible nation that the president has failed to perform his duties and powers.”
Pence made it clear he would not do so, saying in a letter to Council President Nancy Pelosi that it was time to unite our country as we prepare to take on the dash. Thanathibodi was chosen by Joe Biden. “
Discussions about the resolution intensified after lawmakers returned the state agency for the first time since the blockade.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, argued that Trump had to go because, as she said in Spanish, he was “crazy” – crazy.
In opposition to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said the “abolishing culture” was merely an attempt to abolish the president. He said Democrats had been trying to cancel the 2016 election since Trump took office and similarly ended the term.
Meanwhile, Republican leaders allowed lawmakers to set their positions and file a conscience vote against the prosecution. But it was unclear whether two-thirds of the votes in the equally divided Senate would be needed to convict and remove Trump, Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Join Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska over the weekend to call on Trump to “leave as soon as possible.”
With just a week left in Trump’s tenure, the FBI ominously warned of a possible armed protest. By Trump’s loyalists ahead of Biden’s release, state police urged lawmakers to be alert.
With the new security, lawmakers will have to pass metal detectors to enter a house room not far from where the state police caught guns, blocking the door from rioters. Some Republican lawmakers have complained about the screening.
Biden said it’s important to make sure that “People who engage in sedition and life-threatening damage public property, causing great damage – they will be held responsible.”
To dispel concerns that the impeachment hearing will disrupt the first day of office, the president-elect is encouraging senators to divide the time between the consideration of nominee verification priorities and approval of the nomination. Mitigate COVID-19 while conducting court proceedings.
The lawsuit charged with Trump’s false statements about his election defeat to Biden, judges across the country, including some nominated by Trump, have dismissed lawsuits challenging the outcome. Elections have been repeated, and William Barr, former Trump’s ally, former attorney general, said there were no signs of widespread fraud.
As well as a resolution calling for the 25th Amendment, the impeachment bill also details Trump’s pressure on Georgia government officials to “find” more votes for him and his White House. Congratulations to “Fight like hell” by heading to the town hall
While some question the impeachment of the president until the end But there was a precedent in 1876, during the administration of Ulysses Grant, War Minister William Belnapp was indicted by the House on the day of his resignation and the Senate had. The trial in the following month He was acquitted
Associated Press authors Alan Fram and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.
This story has been edited to show Trump’s first prosecution was in 2019, not last year.