It looks like President Trump is set to be the first to be impeached for the second time as The Washington Post reports that House Democrats, who just officially introduced an impeachment article against President Trump, lined up the votes to remove him for his role “inciting an insurrectionary mob” to storm the Capitol.
“We actually have the votes”, Representative David Cicilline, the Democrat from Rhode Island who led the rally in support of an impeachment resolution, told the Washington Post.
“There is no doubt.”
The article, co-authored by Representatives David Cicillin (RI.), Ted Lieu (Calif.) And Jamie Raskin (Md.), States that Trump has engaged in serious crimes by “willfully inciting violence against the United States government. States. “ The full text of the article is as follows:
With the key section here …
As Jonathan Turley just warned him this impeachment will not only set a precedent for a fast track to “instant impeachment” but will allow future Congresses to impeach presidents for the actions of their supporters.
Tthere was no call for anarchic action from Trump. Instead, there was a call to protest on Capitol Hill. Moreover, violence was not imminent; the vast majority of the tens of thousands of protesters present were not violent before the march, and most did not riot inside the Capitol. Like many violent protests we’ve witnessed over the past four years, including Trump’s inauguration in 2017, the criminal conduct was perpetrated by a small group of instigators. Capitol Police were aware of the planned march but turned down an offer of National Guard personnel because they did not consider violence likely.
So Congress is on the verge of calling for the impeachment of a president for a speech protected by the First Amendment. It would set a precedent for the removal of any president who could be blamed for the violent acts of others after using reckless or inflammatory language.
It is not known how this will unfold. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s latest plan is for the House to vote on a separate resolution calling on Vice President Pence to initiate a 25th Amendment process to impeach Trump.
Democrats and their business leaders have already started their blitzkrieg of tyranny, distorting the occupation of our nation’s Capitol by frustrated citizens and using it to destroy anyone in their path.
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