While accusing him of “incitement of insurrection” over his supporters’ deadly storming of the US Capitol, The US Democrats started the process of impeaching President Donald Trump for a historic 2nd time,
The move which threatens to torpedo the single-term president’s future political ambitions could make for a frenetic culmination of 4 years of controversy ahead of Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration.
Democrats introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to remove Trump who has been absent from the public spotlight for days as unfit for office under the Constitution’s 25th amendment, But Republicans blocked an immediate vote on the resolution and Democrats followed up by introducing an article of impeachment of Trump for “incitement of insurrection”.
Congressmen David Cicilline, who introduced the resolution, told reporters that “This was an attempted coup, to overthrow the government, and we have a responsibility as Congress to respond to that,” adding that he said “We have a particular responsibility to hold everyone accountable who was involved in any way, from the president on down,”
It must be noted that Donald Trump has been largely silent in recent days making few statements and holding no news conferences. Twitter, Trump’s favored social media platform, has banned him for language that could incite violence.
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