the impeachment resolution was led by Democratic Representatives David Cicillin, Jamie Raskin and Ted Lieu, has the support of at least 210 Democrats. The bill says that the president “has engaged in serious crimes and misdemeanors by inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
The resolution quotes Mr. Trump’s speech to his supporters on January 6 near the White House, before the crowds moved to Capitol Hill.
So prompted by President Trump, members of the crowd he addressed, in an attempt, among other purposes, to interfere with the solemn constitutional duty of the Joint Session to certify the results of the presidential election of 2020, unlawfully raped and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement officials, threatened members of Congress, the vice president and congressional staff, and engaged in other violent, murderous acts , destructive and seditious, ”the article reads.
A separate resolution presented on Monday by Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar includes a second charge that he “abused the powers of the presidency to incite violence and orchestrate an attempted coup.” An aide to Omar said House leaders are considering including both the charge of incitement and abuse of power in a final impeachment resolution.
Meanwhile, House Republicans have blocked a measure crafted by Raskin calling on Vice President Mike Pence to summon Cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on the measure on Tuesday and could proceed with impeachment if Pence does not act.
Under the 25th Amendment, the Vice President can assume power as interim President if a Cabinet majority determines that the President is “incapable of discharging the powers and duties of office”.