Democrats Want to Impeaching Trump… Again

Democrats Want to Impeaching Trump… Again

A growing corps of House Democrats, furious over the invasion of the Capitol on Wednesday by a mob inspired and encouraged by President Trump, is pushing to rapidly impeach the president a second time — hoping to force Trump from office even a few days early rather than allow him to leave on his own terms.

Removing Trump by constitutional means is a tall order for the 12 days remaining in his presidency, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not made a formal determination to move forward with a second impeachment, even as she consulted Friday with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about curbing Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons.

Outrage over Wednesday’s events has grown to the point that it could be impossible for Pelosi to ignore, prompting a rapid vote as soon as early next week, according to interviews with House Democratic members and aides.

“We have a great sense of unity that we have a moral obligation to act,” said Rep. Daniel Kildee (Mich.), a Democratic deputy whip. “If we can shave any number of days of the threat this president represents off the calendar, we will have done public good, but there’s also another important aspect of this. . . . It would be a more accurate view of history if this president suffered the ultimate penalty for his crimes against his country, no matter how many days are removed from his tenure.”

Trump acknowledged Thursday that there will be a new administration Jan. 20 but has not shown any indication that he will resign before then.

Pelosi said Thursday that “Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment” if Vice President Pence did not act in concert with the Cabinet to remove Trump from office under the terms of the 25th Amendment. But she said she had no immediate plans to recall lawmakers to begin that process.

“If he wants to be unique and be doubly impeached, that’s kind of up to him and his Cabinet as to whether he should stay in office,” she said.

On Friday, she said in a letter to Democratic lawmakers: “If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.” She did not specify what that action would be.

In the letter, she also described speaking to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.” She further described Trump as “unhinged” and said lawmakers “must do everything that we can” to protect the nation from him.

One key Senate Democrat, however, warned against proceeding with impeachment — saying that he preferred that Trump resign or be removed through the 25th Amendment, out of concern that an impeachment trial could hamstring the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

“We have to put our government together quickly — that’s the most important thing we should do,” said Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.). “We don’t need any more political theater.”

Pelosi is expected to lead a noon conference call of House lawmakers Friday to discuss next steps. Several Democrats said Friday that an impeachment vote could come together as soon as Monday or Tuesday if the decision is made to move forward.

“Donald Trump should be impeached, convicted and removed from office immediately,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a tweet Thursday.

More than 60 House Democrats signed a letter late Thursday asking the three top House Democratic leaders to reconvene the House as soon as possible to “show the American people that Congress is continuing to meet its responsibilities in the face of extraordinary threats” and take action, including a possible impeachment.

“We are the only branch of government that is capable of governing this country and led by sane and competent people,” reads the letter, led by Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). “Going home and staying home until the eve of President Biden’s inauguration should not be an option.”

Two draft articles of impeachment have been circulated among House Democrats that cite Trump’s incitement of the mob and his delayed decision to encourage it to disperse as high crimes and misdemeanors necessitating removal.

“We just suffered the most massive, violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol in American history since the War of 1812,” said Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), author of one of the drafts. “It is unthinkable to me that we would allow this simply to be, you know, one more unfortunate faux pas by the president. He has counseled and invited an attack on the Congress of the United States itself.”

No Republican House members have indicated that they would back impeachment. One, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), has called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump. Others have suggested that they would welcome Trump’s resignation or his removal under those circumstances.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told “CBS This Morning” on Friday that he could “consider” any impeachment articles forwarded by the House.

“He swore an oath to the American people to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” Sasse said. “He acted against that. What he did was wicked.”

While House Democrats could impeach Trump in the House on their own, removing him would require a two-thirds vote of the Senate — meaning 17 Republicans would have to join with the 50 Democrats that will be seated once Sens.-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are certified as the winners of last Tuesday’s Georgia runoffs.

Senate impeachment trials are governed by an intricate and lengthy set of procedures that could be difficult to waive. Trump’s first impeachment trial, which concluded in February, lasted 20 days.

Trump could still be impeached after he leaves office, most constitutional scholars say, which would have the effect of barring him from the presidency again. But there is a political barrier to proceeding with a Senate trial: the impending inauguration of Biden, and his need to rapidly confirm a Cabinet.

A lengthy impeachment trial could obstruct efforts to staff Biden’s administration and prepare to govern amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as dire circumstances abroad, including a simmering threat from Iran.

Biden has not weighed in on a possible impeachment.

The House could have other options to take action in the coming days. Raskin has written a bill to create a commission on presidential disabilities to prepare for action under the 25th Amendment, and other House Democrats have called for censure of GOP lawmakers for inciting violence.

“We need every tool in our constitutional tool kit on the table to deal with the crisis,” Raskin said. “I believe we should work on parallel tracks to defend the government and the people of the United States.”

Pelosi on Thursday did not raise the disruption a Senate trial could cause but said that impeachment represented “the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus and the American people.”

“My phone is exploding with impeach, impeach, impeach,” she said. “The president must be held accountable again.”

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27 thoughts on “Democrats Want to Impeaching Trump… Again

  1. Pelosi is an idiot and her Democrat congressmen-woman are too. They are so evil and out to destroy America for their own personal gain, and hiding their evil acts!

  2. Praying for God to protect President Trump
    Protect him from the evil ones
    God Bless America
    One nation under God!

  3. ABSOLUTELY COMICAL! EVERYONE
    SCRAMBLING TO GET RID OF TRUMP, THE BEST PRESIDENT THESE UNITED STATES HAS HAD SINCE
    LINCOLN FREED THE SLAVES! AND FOR WHAT, “PROTESTING”? KAMALA HARRIS ENCOURAGES THIS TYPE OF PROTESTING ON THE DAILY! ALONG WITH OTHER LEFT WING OFFICIALS. I DON’T SEE ANYBODIES FEATHERS GETTING
    RUFFLED OVER THAT WHICH HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A GOOD 10 MONTHS! IMPEACH? HOW THE HELL DID BIDEN AND HARRIS EVEN
    GET TO RUN WITH ALL OF THEIR GANG VIOLENCE PROMOTING AND
    THEIR FOREIGN BACKDOOR DEALINGS? ESPECIALLY WITH COMMUNIST COUNTRIES? THE
    HYPOCRISY IS UNBELIEVABLE! SO WHAT IS THE CHARGE AND POSSIBLE SENTENCE FOR SITTING IN SOMEONES CHAIR NOWDAYS? ALL OF THE LEFT WING NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND MOST OF THEM HANGED FOR TREASON!!! THE REST
    SEND THEM SHOULD BE BANISHED FROM OUR USA! THEY SHOULD BE FINE WITH THAT SINCE THEY HATE THE USA AND THEY DON’T LIKE HOW IT’S RAN OR THE FREEDOM
    THAT THEY GET TO ENJOY THANKS TO OUR GREAT MEN AND WOMEN OF SERVICE THAT ACTUALLY HAS COURAGE TO STAND UP TO BULLIES OF THE WORLD AND THAT HAS
    SACRIFICED TO GIVE TO THEM! THE CHICKEN SHIT COWARD RUNS DEEP IN THE DEEP STATE AND IT’S TIME TO CLEAN THAT SIDE OF THE HOUSE!!!

  4. Dems are the most crooket.An anti american an ever they shouldbearrested. An kick litigate country! Or contingent of a firing squad !

  5. They don’t look at the facts. Antifa infiltrated the protest, lead by their leader who was I D through face recognition and was arrested. Because he is one of them they feel that was okay. They have no one to blame but themselves for what happened at the capital.

  6. I think Pelosi is a liar. They don’t have any evidence of any kind against President Trump. I stand for him. The election was stolen.

  7. How is it that Dems like Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Pelosi, Omar etc can incite violence for years and watched cities burn, riots looting and did nothing to stop it or condemn it get away with it? Trump never incited violence and immediately condemned it. These people need to stop, they should all be in jail.

  8. The Democrats should be trying to do something constructive to help the country, NOT waste time and money on silly impeachment
    Wasted millions of dollars on Russia collusion that only existed in the Hillary Clinton campaign

  9. Don’t forget your friends DEMONCRAPS—Antifa,BLM,Marxist & all others that hate America. Your friends were at the Capitol—Which were PAID for by DEMONCRAPS & LOWLIFE SOROS. GO TO HELL DEMONCRAPS 👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👺👺👺👺👺👺👺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥…The ASSHOLE DEMONCRAPS committed FRAUD with the election & senate seats. KARMA TO YOU ALL*******May you all crumble for what ya’ll have done to America. F**K DEMENTIA Joe & HO Harris—all followers of Satan🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻………..

  10. This woman is “obsessed” with impeachment!!! Get “RID” of HER!! She is too old and America NEEDS a NEW LOOK!!! Pres. Trump”s Personality did him “in”….but of ALL Presidents, to date. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT FOLLOWED THROUGH ON HIS PROMISES.!!
    HE WAS NOT A POLITICIAN…HE WAS A BUSINESSMAN!! HE “WORKED” – THROUGHOUT HIS PRESIDENCY…HE ACCOMPLISHED THINGS OTHERS NEVER TACKLED!!

    GET RID OF PELOSI AND HER COHORTS —IT IS TIME TO ‘RETIRE’ THEM!!! GOD, “BLESS AMERICA!”

  11. Pelosi and her cohorts are obsessed with impeaching the President…It is time to RETIRE PELOSI and her crew!!! She is mentally deranged!! These next four years will be the damnation of our country!! MARK MY WORDS… PLEASE…DEAR GOD, BLESS AMERICA!

  12. Are Democrats really mentally stable, impeaching Donald Trump for a peaceful rally. Why did police security not put up metal security fencing to insure the complete security of the Capital Building with such a very large crowd of protestors coming to the area near the Capital Building !

  13. Much of this is on the Dems leadership. They refused to acknowledge even the possibility of election fraud with their excuse that there wasn’t enough illegal votes to overturn the results. That is immaterial. Their refusal to even want to address the issue at all is what has fueled the divide. Their answer was to recount all the votes. They refused to address anyone’s issues as to only legal votes count. And since they pulled this off by changing the rules. Let’s see the Dem address voter safety acts to ensure future elections are viewed as secure and accurate. Oh yeah. They feel they won and won’t do anything to alter their ability to control the elections. Shutdown Facebook and Twitter for suppression of free speak. If not. The same will happen to them when they don’t push their socialist agenda

  14. Unnecessary waste of taxpayers money, when he leaves on the 20th! That’s the Dems though wanting to bankrupt America!
    While I am at it, the Capitol episode was staged by Dems. They never admitted to hiring & sending BLM, Antifa, Proud Boy’s, etc. to riot, loot, burn, destroy cities throughout 2020. And, they won’t admit to staging BLM, Antifa, Proud Boys sent in disguise to create havoc at the Capitol. The Dems were looking for reasons to turn on President Trump and Supporters! These are just more Democrat lies!

  15. The “mob” was not Trump supporters – people with other violent groups have been identified in videos. The damage was done by others so the blame would be on Trump. I can’t believe a person who has done so much good for the US could be hated as much
    as Trump has been. just wait until you see what the new President will do. Antifa group came in on buses and broke in and did
    the damage. It will be proven when they identify the people, especially the man bragging about getting an envelope in Pelosi’s office.

  16. Democrats led this country in a civil war in1860’s, looks like they are going to do it again. All they want is revenge and punishment for all who opposed them and beat their goddess Hillary in an honest election. If they had their way all opposing people would be sent to indoctrination centers for a complete brainwashing, until you see the error of thinking. Independent thinking is not allowed in their world.

  17. She’s totally off her rocker! President Trump is the BEST President we’ve ever had & he would have won if the dang demonrats would’ve been honest & not STOLEN votes! By the way what was her son in law doing in the capitol building! A riotor?

  18. my son just returned from Washington yesterday and he has physical proof that the individuals who stormed inside were funded by members of the democate party. Following the money will confirm. This was staged for no good reasons as further false news propaganda by those who have evil goals to overthrow for power with greed. Hopefully these truths are heard by all citizens of the USA.
    God Help us All!!!

  19. Let’s impeach Nancy and all riot supporters from earlier this year. That was incitement. They were there at capital masquerading and pushing the “excitement”.
    I laughed, shrugged my shoulders. and wished I could have visited “our” capital too. They didn’t need to break windows, though; but then the murdering cop didn’t have to shoot an obviously unarmed woman either.
    This happened because senators
    ignored the most blatantly messed up voting results just so they can go One World. Old termites don’t realize once they sell their souls, they won’t be around long enough to celebrate their treasonous exploit.

  20. YES, YES, YES THIS LYING, SICKO SHOULD BE REMOVED AND IMPEACHED FROM OUR WHITE HOUSE. HE’S A BAD, BAD MAN AND SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR PUTTING LIVE CHILDREN IN CAGES, WHILE YOU FAKE PEOPLE FIGHT ABOUT UNBORN CHILDREN. WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH PENCE? THE PRESIDENT’S CRAZY, FOLLOWERS WANTED TO HANG HIM AND HE’S GONNA LOOK THE OTHER WAY AGAIN. DO YOUR JOB WE HIRED YOU TO DO! NO MORE CHANCES TO KILL MORE PEOPLE. NOW ALL YOU PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY HOW TEACHERS AND CHILDREN FEEL WHEN BEING PUT IN LOCKDOWN BECAUSE OF A CRAZY GUNMAN AT THE DOOR. GUN CONTROL NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT SERIOUSLY THIS TIME.
    MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN!

  21. Who do these politicians think they are. Better than the rest of us Americans how about Chuck schumer threatening Supreme Court judges. Hate speech. You bastards Need to go corrupt democrats and cowardly republicans

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