The United States Democrats have brought in an article of impeachment against the United States President, Donald Trump for the part he played in last Weeks’ invasion of the capitol. The article accuses Mr Trump of “incitement of insurrection.”
This makes it the second time Democrats have moved for the impeachment against President Trump in the House of Representatives. The first time President Trump was impeached was in December 2019 on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The congress later acquitted him on both charges.
Democrats reported that a vote on the article would go-ahead to the House on Wednesday unless Vice-President Mike Pence invokes constitutional powers to remove Mr Trump from office.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker said: “The president represents an imminent threat to our constitution, our country and the American people, and he must be removed from office immediately.”
The days following the riot at the capitol in which five people died led to widespread of Democrats and few Republicans calling for Donald Trump’s removal from office or impeachment.
President Trump as included in the resolution is being accused of encouraging his supporters to invade the capitol building at a rally in which Mr Trump said without evidence that November’s presidential election was “stolen from him”
The impeachment threat was regarded as “politically motivated” but in response to the threat, Mr Trump has made no public statements as he was banned from several social media platforms including Twitter on Friday.
President Trump who is due to leave office on the 20th of January as Democrat Joe Biden would be sworn in said he would not attend Mr Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
In the history of the United States of America, no President has ever been impeached twice. The possibility of President Trump’s impeachment is low as he has a large number of Republican supporting him in the senate.