Speaker of the lower house of Congress instructed a committee to prepare to impeach Trump
A group of Democratic lawmakers intends to accuse the U.S. president of “sedition”
The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has instructed the Rules Committee to be ready to begin impeaching incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. Reuters reported this on Friday. “Members of the House of Representatives hope the president will leave office immediately,” Pelosi said during an online meeting with fellow lawmakers. – ‘Just in case he doesn’t, I’ve instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to invoke the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution [to terminate the president’s powers] and proceed with impeachment proceedings. Accordingly, the House will exercise any option [to remove Trump from power].” According to the Speaker, discussions will continue.
A group of Democratic lawmakers intends to bring articles of impeachment against Trump to the lower chamber on January 11, accusing him of “sedition.” The corresponding draft document, which appeared in the possession of the TV channel NBC, was prepared by Congressmen David Cicilini (from Rhode Island), Ted Lew (from California), and Jamie Raskin (from Maryland).
The current U.S. leader’s term expires on January 20. On Wednesday his supporters stormed the U.S. Congress building to prevent the results of the November 3 presidential election, which was won by Democrat Joseph Biden. According to the authorities, during the riots in Washington, a demonstrator was shot dead by the police. In addition, it was reported that there were three unrelated deaths, which were classified as medical emergencies. A Capitol Police officer also died after the clashes.