Highlights: Donald Trump charged with “incitement to insurgency” on Capitol Hill
U.S. President Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to reverse the 2020 election results took a dangerous turn on January 6, when an armed and angry mob of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill and collided with the police just as Congress convened to validate Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
Trump’s fiery speech at a rally just before the January 6 riot is at the center of the impeachment charge against him. A woman was shot and killed in the violence that followed when pro-Trump protesters broke through barricades and entered the halls of the Capitol, smashing windows and brawling with police in what is widely regarded as one the worst security breaches in US history.
The pandemonium appears to have deepened the division within the Republican Party, with several leaders pointing fingers at Trump for inciting violence by urging his supporters to reject the presidential election results.
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United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off debate in the House on the impeachment article against the incumbent president. “We know that the President of the United States instigated this insurgency, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love, ”she said.
The House had approved a resolution on Tuesday evening calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to declare the president incapable of serving, which Pence objected to, leaving lawmakers with impeachment as the only one. option to remove Trump from office. before Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden must be sworn in as president. At least four Republicans, including a member of the House leadership, have said they will vote to impeach Trump for urging his supporters to march on Capitol Hill.
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