The House of Representatives will unveil a single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of “engag[ing] in insurrection or rebellion against” the United States, according to a document that (most likely Adam Schiff) leaked to CNN.
Published by CNN hours ahead of the article’s scheduled unveiling on Monday, the charges accuse Trump of violating his “constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States” by allegedly “inciting violence against the Government” last Wednesday.
House Democrats will introduce their article of impeachment today, which charges Trump with incitement of an insurrection. Democrats are closing in on a majority of the House co-sponsoring the resolution. Vote is expected Wednesday or Thursday. pic.twitter.com/86ZKpNXX5m
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 11, 2021
The document excoriates Trump for “reiterat[ing] false claims that ‘we won this election, and we won it by a landslide,’” and accuses him of “willfully [making] statements that, in context, encouraged – and foreseeably resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol.”
As for which statements actually incited the violence, the charges are vague, mentioning only one line: “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Of course, as TuskerDaily has reported neither one of President Trump’s Tweets that the Democrats cited included any calls for violence.
Using feelings rather than facts the Democrats will maintain that Trump’s tweets incited and/or glorified violence?
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:
“THE 75,000,000 GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO VOTED FOR ME, AMERICA FIRST, AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, WILL HAVE A GIANT VOICE LONG INTO THE FUTURE. THEY WILL NOT BE DISRESPECTED OR TREATED UNFAIRLY IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM!!!”
SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED:
“TO ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED, I WILL NOT BE GOING TO THE INAUGURATION ON JANUARY 20TH.”
The House is planning to introduce the resolution to remove Trump using the 25th Amendment later on Monday, according to the Stuttering Alcoholic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Should that move to declare Trump unfit and remove him from office not receive unanimous consent – a very likely outcome – it would be taken up on the House floor, at which point Pelosi would call for Vice President Mike Pence to respond “within 24 hours.”
As TuskerDaily also reported earlier, a memo from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is circulating among GOP senators to outline how a Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump would occur.