Pelosi signs articles of impeachment against Trump for ‘inciting insurgency’, making Trump the first president to be impeached twice
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Pelosihas formally signed an article of Accusedagainst President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the insurgency.
- Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, underscoring the GOP’s growing support for holding the president accountable.
- “I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented in the Senate,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . wrote Wednesday.
Speaking at the desk stolen by a rioter during the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially signed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the insurgency .
Trump became the first president to be dismissed twice.
After introducing leader representative Jamie Raskin and representatives of impeachment officials Diana DeGette, David Cicillin, Joaquin Castro, Eric Swalwell, Ted Lieu, Stacey Plaskett, Joe Neguse and Madeleine Dean, Pelosi said they ” didn’t think they would have this responsibility a week ago. ” “No one is above the law and President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to this country. We have honored our oath to protect and defend the constitution,” Pelosi said. “And now, sadly, with my heart broken by what it means for the country, by a president who incited the insurgency, I will sign the article of impeachment,” Pelosi said, symbolically signing the article.
Pelosi and impeachment officials left the room without answering questions from the press, including from a pool reporter who asked for his opinion on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to postpone the impeachment trial until after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, the House voted 232 to 197 impeach Trump, and the resolution will now be taken up by the Senate, where Trump can be convicted for his actions and barred from running for public office in the future.
“I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented in the Senate,” McConnell said. wrote Wednesday. Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, pointing to growing GOP support for potentially holding the president accountable.
McConnell also said lawmakers should spend next week “fully focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power.” He hinted that Trump’s Senate trial should realistically begin after Biden’s inauguration – a timeline where Democrats control the Senate – given the timelines of previous Senate impeachment trials.
In one video statement released Wednesday after being impeached for the second time, Trump made no mention of impeachment and instead focused his message on violating the Capitol.
“The mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for,” he said. “No true supporter of mine could ever condone political violence.”
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