Donald Trump Impeachment charges For ‘Inciting an Insurrection’
The House of Representatives is moving forward with plans to impeach President Donald Trump a second time, charging him with inciting violence against the United States government by challenging the election results.
In a Congressional document, Democrats in the House of Representatives accused Trump of engaging in high crimes and misdemeanors when he encouraged “lawless action” at the Capitol on Wednesday.
To actually remove the president though, Democrats still need to get enough members of their own party, as well as two-thirds of the Senate on board, which is a tall order.
Unlike in 2019 when Trump was first impeached, this time legislators are working against a ticking clock.
They only have nine days to complete the process before President-elect Joe Biden takes office and a number of legislators have pushed back against impeaching Trump, even if they disagreed with how he handled the rally and the subsequent violence at the Capitol.
Along with his speech on Wednesday, Democrats criticized Trump for a phone call he had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger the weekend prior.
During the call, which was leaked to the media, Trump urged him to “find” enough votes to overturn the election and said there was nothing wrong with the secretary of state saying they “recalculated” votes.