Thirty-seven members of the United States house of representatives have indicated interest in the impeachment President Donald Trump for inciting the violence that rocked the US Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
KanyiDaily had reported how Trump’s loyalists stormed the Capitol Hill to protest the results of the US elections which produced Joe Biden as the next president of America.
Trump, who has refused to concede the November 3 presidential election, had charged his supporters to march to the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2020.
During the protest, Trump’s supporters breached barricades and broke windows to enter the Capitol, leading to the death of an unidentified woman was shot dead during the invasion.
While the mob invasion was condemned, the US president told the protesters that he “loves” them and, in a statement afterwards, insisted that he “totally disagrees” with the outcome of the election.
Key officials in the government accused him of inciting the mob attack, with federal lawmakers demanding that he be removed from office, pointing to the damage he could cause in the final two weeks of his term.
In an article of impeachment sponsor is Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, she accused Trump of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors”, adding that he will continue to endanger US democracy if he remains in office.
“Once again, Trump has violated constitutional oath to faithfully 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,” the article reads.
“Every single hour that Donald Trump remains in office our country, our democracy, and our national security remain in danger. Congress must take immediate action to keep the people of this country safe and set a precedent that such behaviour cannot be tolerated.”
Articles of Impeachment for introduction, so proud of everyone co-leading this effort with us.
We need to move quickly to remove this President from office. pic.twitter.com/vbZtA7g6fc
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 7, 2021
A total of 12 lawmakers were earlier listed as co-leads in the article.
However, in a subsequent tweet, Omar listed 24 additional reps as co-sponsors, bringing the total number of lawmakers who are involved in the impeachment move to 37.
Thank you to all my colleagues who have already joined our impeachment resolution!
If your member hasn't yet joined, call them at (202) 224-3121. pic.twitter.com/JDvNikNIum
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives, has urged Mike Pence, the vice-president, to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office.
“Trump has committed an assault on our nation and our people. Pence must remove him and invoke the 25th amendment. If they fail to act, we may be prepared to move forward with impeachment. Justice will be done to those who carry out these actions of sedition and cowardice,” Pelosi said in an address on Thursday.
Similarly, Chuck Schumer, senate democratic leader, has also called for the invoking of the 25th amendment, seen as a last resort to remove a defaulting president.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” Schumer said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Facebook and Instagram has banned President Trump’s accounts for the remainder of his tenure in office because of the attack at the Capitol Hill.
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