House Democrats released their draft of the new impeachment of President Trump and it is not good at all.
Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin released the document today with only one charge (so far): “Article I: Incitement of Insurrection.”
The document says Trump ‘betrayed his trust as president.’ It calls his behavior ‘grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.’
It not only calls for Trump to be removed from office but to banned from future public office.
From The Daily Mail:
House Democrats are planning to impeach President Donald Trump with a single impeachment article charging him with ‘incitement of insurrection’ they revealed Friday afternoon.
The move is on a hyper-fast track after Wednesday’s Capitol riot – with the article set to be introduced Monday.
A draft of the article prepared by Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin states that, ‘Incited by Trump, a mob unlawfully breached the Capitol,’ injured law enforcement, menaced lawmakers and the vice president, and interfered with the count of the Electoral College.
It cites Trump’s false claims that ‘We won this election’ and ‘We won it by a landslide, and cites his effort to ‘subvert and obstruct the certification of the results.’
With the Capitol still cleaning up broken windows, smashed historic doors, and mourning a deceased Capitol Police officer, the article states that he ‘gravely endangered the security of the United States.’
Trump ‘betrayed his trust as president,’ it reads, calling his conduct ‘grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.’ It calls for him not just to be removed but to be banned from public office – which would prevent a 2024 presidential run, and potentially make the idea more attractive to Republicans than simple conviction.
But the White House said that a ‘politically motivated impeachment against a president with 12 days remaining in his term will only serve to further divide our great country.’
What was unknown Friday afternoon was the extent of Senate Republican support.
NBC News obtained a draft of the article of impeachment against Trump, just read on @MSNBC.
It's one article: "ARTICLE I: INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2021