Democrats begin impeachment process against Trump

Democrats have begun a process to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the violence at the US Capitol. AP – Evan Vucci

Congressional Democrats initiated the process of impeaching US President Donald Trump for a historic second time, for his role in the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters on January 6.

Accusing him of “incitement of insurrection”, the resolution in the House of Representatives calls for Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to remove Trump under the Constitution’s 25th amendment, which allows the removal of the President deemed unfit for office.

House Republicans blocked an immediate adoption of the resolution, forcing a vote, and Democrats followed up by introducing an article of impeachment of Trump for “incitement of insurrection”.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit out at House Republicans, accusing them of enabling Trump’s “unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue.”

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