DEMOCRATS will move to impeach Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with “inciting insurrection”.
Democrats have already drafted the single article for Trump’s impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday, according to reports.
House Democrats will move to impeach President Donald Trump on MondayCredit: Reuters
The bid by Democrats came after Trump supporters stormed Capitol HillCredit: AP:Associated Press
To succeed two-thirds of senators would have to vote to impeach the outgoing president before the end of his term on January 20.
The document, which has over 150 sponsors, accuses Trump of violating his Constitutional duty by encouraging a crowd of his supporters to fight the vote to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory and denounces him as a “threat to national security.”
Trump could become the first president in history to be impeached twice with the single charge of “incitement of insurrection”.
“In all of this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transfer of power, and imperiled a coordinate branch of government,” the document reads.
“He thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law,” it continued.
“President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, and profit under the United States.”
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