House impeachment resolution to accuse Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’

The House of Representatives will unveil a single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing the president of “engag[ing] in insurrection or rebellion against” the US, says a document obtained by the CNN.

Published by CNN hours ahead of the article’s scheduled unveiling on Monday, the charges accuse Trump of violating his “constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States” by allegedly “inciting violence against the Government” last Wednesday.

The document excoriates Trump for “reiterat[ing] false claims that ‘we won this election, and we won it by a landslide’” and accuses him of “willfully [making] statements that, in context, encouraged – and foreseeably resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol.” As for which statements actually incited the violence, the charges are vague, only mentioning one line: “If you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

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