A week is left before the inauguration of the new US president, and the Democrats want to teach the former leader a farewell lesson – to deprive him of power forever. The House of Representatives of the US Congress has impeached Donald Trump with the highest number of votes in history. “For” – 232 congressmen, ten of them are the president’s party members.
Donald Trump has already been banned on Twitter, where he actively communicated with voters. Now they are going to be sent to the ban in the White House. The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a resolution proposing to Vice President Mike Pence to remove the boss from office.
House Democrats believe Trump urged supporters to riot, which is why the January 6 attack on the Capitol took place – the first in two centuries. Incitement to such actions is a grave crime against the country, they argue and demand that the leader be removed from office immediately. The charges are detailed in a previously published article of impeachment.
Pence himself condemned these actions and, according to rumors, did not even speak with Trump for a while due to the fact that the rebels allegedly intended to attack the vice president in the Capitol – he participated in the approval of the electoral vote. However, he did not support the idea of impeachment. Applying the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which could remove Trump from office because of his “inability to fulfill his duties,” would set a dangerous precedent, Pence said.
Democrats can do without the help of a deputy head of state, a simple majority in the House of Representatives is enough. In addition, the process was supported by the Republicans. Among them is the third-oldest party representative in the House – Liz Cheney, daughter of the vice-president under George W. Bush, Jr. Dick Cheney.
“The leader of the United States has never betrayed his own administration and the Constitution so much. I will vote to impeach Trump.”Liz Cheney
Four other Republicans openly agreed that he broke his oath.
The resolution of impeachment, a draft of which was written by Representative Ilhan Omar on January 7, 2021, was supplemented and supported by Representatives David Cichilline, Ted Liu, Al Green, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Corey Bush and more than sixty others.
Section 1 deals with a phone call from January 2, 2021, in which President Trump “urges the Secretary of Georgia to review the final and certified results of the presidential elections in this state.”
Article 4 addresses Trump’s behavior on January 6, 2021, when he urged his followers to visit Washington “to incite violence and obstruct Congress from fulfilling its responsibility to certify election results.”