House Democrats introduced a resolution for Trump’s impeachment on Monday for alleged “incitement of an insurrection.”
The resolution states that Trump warrants impeachment, trial, and removal from office.
Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, Jaime Raskin, and Jerrold Nadler introduced the impeachment articles, charging Trump with “violating his oath of office.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in full support of Democrat’s attempt to impeach Trump, saying that the House “will move forward with bringing impeachment legislation to the floor.”
“The president’s threat to America is urgent,” according to Pelosi. “And so too will be our action.”
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Nancy Pelosi stated she wanted to see Trump criminally charged, referring to him as “deranged” and “unhinged.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House will meet at 9 a.m on Wednesday to focus on the impeachment articles.
“In his conduct while President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States,” states the articles.
The article claims that Trump “repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by State or Federal officials.”
The article continues, stating that Trump addressed “false claims that “we won it by a landslide,” and “willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged — and foreseeably resulted in–lawlessness action at the Capitol” to a large crowd.
The article claims a quote from Trump, “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” is direct incitement of the crowd.
“Thus incited by President Trump, members of the crowd he had addressed, in an attempt to, among other objectives, interfere with the Joint Session’s solemn constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the Vice President and Congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts,” claims the article.
The article also ties Trump’s alleged phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, where it is claimed that Trump pressured Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn Georgia’s results.
The impeachment articles come after a pro-trump mob stormed Capitol Hill, causing damage and harming federal officers, including killing one.