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.
House Democrats will introduce their article of impeachment today, which charges Trump with incitement of an insurrection. Democrats are closing in on a majority of the House co-sponsoring the resolution. Vote is expected Wednesday or Thursday. pic.twitter.com/86ZKpNXX5m
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 11, 2021
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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