[BREAKING] Congresswoman Drawing Up Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
As the riots in the Capitol continued into Wednesday night, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted that she is drawing up Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump. Pointing the finger directly at Trump for inciting the violence that saw protestors overrunning the Senate and House floors, taking selfies with Capitol Police, and most abhorrently, sharing photos of themselves on the Senate dais and in Nancy Pelosi’s office.
The feeling of violation is unsettling as we watch the events unfold into the night, and Omar wants to make sure we don’t face another crisis like this again.
“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.” Omar tweeted. “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”
Twitter users were quick to thank her for her proactivity, even with only two weeks left to go before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated.
Thank you Congresswoman, thank you.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) January 6, 2021
The Senate should not just remove Trump, but disqualify him from "hold[ing] and enjoy[ing] any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States," per Article I, § 3.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 6, 2021
It’s uncertain if a full impeachment would be able to move forward with so little time left in Trump’s lame duck session, but as the House was intending to move forward with censure, they may just eschew those proceedings in order to get a second impeachment into the record. Not only would Trump be the only one-term President with two impeachments, but he also would never be able to run for a public office of any kind ever again.
With a brand new Democratic Senate majority secured thanks to Tuesday’s dual wins for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, they could be sworn in to give the Democrats their 50 seats. And even a deadlocked Senate would be decided for the Democratic majority once Kamala Harris is sworn into her own office as Vice President on the 20th.
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