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US: Reps Lock Horns Over Resolution to Impeach Trump

United States House Democrats have signed onto a resolution seeking to impeach the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on Wednesday.

The resolution, led by Democratic Representatives David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Ted Lieu of California, charging Trump with inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, is supported by a majority of House lawmakers.

The chamber will consider the measure Wednesday, according to a schedule released from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

It seeks to both remove Trump from the presidency and prevent him from ever holding office again.

Cicilline said the resolution has enough support for passage, including some Republicans.

The four-page measure includes an article accusing Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for “Incitement of Insurrection,” and says that he “willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged  and foreseeably resulted in  lawless action at the Capitol” as lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College votes count.

The measure also cites Trump’s phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state, urging him to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s win there.

However, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday told colleagues that he opposes Trump’s impeachment.

McCarthy wrote in a letter to rank and file House Republicans, “Personally, I continue to believe that an impeachment at this time would have the opposite effect of bringing our country together when we need to get America back on a path towards unity and civility”.



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