Incumbent US President Donald Trump
Members of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an impeachment of incumbent US President Donald Trump for “inciting an uprising” over his supporters’ attack on the Capitol building last week.
However, only the second chamber of Congress, the Senate, can find Trump guilty and remove him from office. CNN reported.
A threat to the United States
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump posed an immediate threat to the United States and needed to be sued. The AP agency informed about it.
During her speech in the House of Representatives, Democrat Pelosi said that members of Congress and the whole country “experienced a rebellion that violated the sanctity of the Chapter and tried to reverse the will of the American people expressed in the presidential election.”
“We know that the President of the United States has sparked an armed uprising against our country. He has to leave. It is a clear and enduring danger for a country that we all love, “Pelosi remarked.
She added that Trump “repeatedly lied” about the results of the November 3 presidential election, in which he was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden. According to her, the outgoing head of the White House “sowed self-serving doubts about democracy and unconstitutionally tried to influence state officials to repeat this armed uprising against our country.”
Supporters of the incumbent Republican president stormed the Capitol building on January 6, interrupting a joint session of the two chambers of Congress to confirm Biden’s victory in the November election.
The resulting chaos and violence led to the deaths of five people, including one police officer. Trump had previously re-ignited his supporters with unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging and urged them to march to the Capitol. Trump himself denies that he would incite his followers to violence.
Trump doesn’t want more violence
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump called on his supporters to remain calm and not commit further violence. This happened at a time when the House of Representatives is negotiating a constitutional lawsuit against Trump.
“In view of the reports of further demonstrations, I call for no violence, no violation of the law and no vandalism of any kind. That (violence) is not what I stand for, nor what America stands for, “Trump said in a statement released by the White House. I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm passions. Thank you, “he added.
According to CNN, the president made the statement after the sixth Republican in the House of Representatives announced that he was voting for his impeachment. Trump was called upon to do so by many of his associates and lawmakers, such as Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who, according to CNN, proposed a statement with similar wording.
McCarthy said Wednesday that Trump “is responsible” for sparking a revolt in the Chapter last Wednesday, but considers the impeachment inappropriate. “I believe that a constitutional lawsuit against the president in such a short time would be a mistake,” McCarthy was quoted as saying by AFP. According to him, this would lead to “further division of this country,” he said.
According to him, the Congress should adopt a resolution condemning Trump for inciting unrest and violating the presidential oath, which is a public but especially a symbolic step. According to a source from CNN, Trump watched the ongoing debate on filing a constitutional lawsuit from the Western Wing of the White House.
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