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House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Trump

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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US House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” on Monday. If it produced the intended result, Trump would be the first US president to be impeached twice. 
The Democrats vowed to press the charge as Republicans blocked their move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip the president of power under the 25th Amendment.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he expects the vote to impeach President Trump will occur on Wednesday.
He said he wants the articles to be sent right away to the Senate and not delay sending them over. That could mean a Senate trial in the first few days of the Biden presidency.
House Democrats formally introduced their resolution to impeach Trump on Monday, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in last week's riots at the US Capitol.
The impeachment resolution that the House is poised to vote on is the Democrats' first step toward making Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice.
Hoyer also he said he’s going to a meeting right now on Capitol security surrounding the inaugural.
Before Trump came to Washington, only two Presidents had been impeached in the near two-and-a-half century history of the United States. He is now staring at the shameful distinction of being impeached by the House of Representatives twice in just over a year.