House Democrats Reportedly Planning To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump On January 11th—Current Impeachment Draft Now Includes Over 100 Members - The Shade Room

House Democrats Reportedly Planning To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump On January 11th—Current Impeachment Draft Now Includes Over 100 Members

#Roommates, following the complete tragedy and chaos of the storm on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, there have been rapidly increasing calls to immediately remove Trump from office through impeachment. Now, the possibility of impeachment seems to be even more likely as a collection of House Democrats have reportedly decided to introduce articles of impeachment within the next few days.

@CNN reports, House Democrats (and a growing number of Republicans) are furious at Donald Trump and are quickly building momentum to move on impeachment in the next several days — as soon as the middle of next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the House Democratic caucus that while she prefers Trump resigning or Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from power, if that does not happen the caucus is prepared to move forward with impeachment. “The President chose to be an insurrectionist. How we go forward is a subject for this caucus.”

If the impeachment process does indeed move forward, it would be very different from Trump’s impeachment back in 2019. There would not be any investigations or weeks-long hearings—instead the most likely scenario is that a member brings a privileged resolution to the House floor and offers it during session. This requires Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, to bring members back and that process expedites the vote in a matter of days. Additionally, all it takes is a simple majority to impeach Trump, if they move forward, Trump would be the first president in history to be impeached twice. However, if impeached the Senate would still need to vote to immediately remove him from office.

The draft impeachment resolution has now includes 131 co-sponsors, including Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and Rules Chairman Jim McGovern, a further sign of growing momentum. Nadler said Thursday he supported bypassing his committee to move an impeachment resolution straight to the floor. House Judiciary Committee aides are consulting with the authors of one of the Democratic impeachment resolutions — Reps. David Cicilline, Jamie Raskin and Ted Lieu — in order to prepare for moving quickly to a potential impeachment vote on the House floor next week, according to sources.

The aides are helping to edit and fine-tune the impeachment resolution, the sources said, which includes an article of impeachment for abuse of power, charging that Trump incited the insurrection at the Capitol.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, told reporters he believes the House should impeach Trump. “He’s always wanting to do stuff that’s never been done before, there’s never going to present impeached twice before,” Clyburn said. “So let’s impeach him, give him what he wants.”

 

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