Democrats in the House of Representatives have initiated an effort to impeach President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week. A vote on the measure could happen as early as Wednesday.
The article of impeachment was introduced after Republicans blocked a move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip Mr. Trump of power.
“The president’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action,” Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, said.
Some called for the House to delay sending the case to the Senate for trial until after President-elect Joe Biden has had a chance to fill his cabinet and pass coronavirus relief legislation.
A Senate trial would prevent Mr. Trump from holding office in the future, constitutional experts say.
The charges against Mr. Trump pertains to “high crimes and misdemeanors” and with “inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
Our reporters looked at how several failures led to the attack on the Capitol. Here’s a look at how the mob moved through the normally heavily guarded area.
Looking ahead: Mr. Biden plans to call on Americans to come together at a time of political crisis and a pandemic with an “America United” theme for his inauguration next week.
Separately, several groups and lawmakers are pushing for an overhaul of ethics laws not seen in decades in response to Mr. Trump.
Courtesy – AFP