WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House is set to bring a second impeachment on President Donald Trump, which would make him the first president to face this sentence twice.
House lawmakers are expected to accuse Trump of “inciting a rebellion” on an article of impeachment around 3 pm ET on Wednesday afternoon, so that Trump’s mob took the US Capitol last Wednesday The building has been vandalized.
The vote comes exactly one week before Inauguration Day when Trump will leave office and Joe Biden will be sworn in as president at the Capitol’s feet.
On Tuesday night, Democrats, including a handful of Republicans, passed a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove the 25th Amendment from office. But before the vote, Pence clarified that they would not do so, adding that he did not believe that “such action is in the interest of our nation or in line with our Constitution.”
Democrats have overwhelmingly supported Trump for impeachment, and as of Tuesday night, a handful of Republicans said they planned to induct their counterparts during the vote on Wednesday and impeach them. These include Rez., As the most high-profile, Liz Cheney, R-Vio., President of the House Republican Conference. Includes Fred Upton, R-Mix., Jaime Herrera Beatler, R-Wash, Adam Kinzinger, R-Il. And John Katko, R.N.Y.
“Inspiration for regeneration” Writ of impeachment It was started by Reps on Monday. Jaime Ruskin, D-MD., Ted Lieu, D-California, and David Cicillin, DRI. It added that Trump “has demonstrated that he will be a threat to national security, democracy and the constitution if he is allowed to hold office, and has acted grossly inconsistent with self-governance and the rule of law.” is.”
The five-page article of impeachment states that they jeopardized the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power and neutralized an unequal branch of government. “He betrayed his trust as president due to the visible injury of the people of the United States.”
The article also cites Trump’s January 2 phone call, requesting Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger to “find” enough votes to “overturn state election results as part of presidential effort” so that 2020 The results of the presidential election can be certified. “
For his part, Trump has not made any public events at his event on Wednesday and while Twitter banned his account last week, the president would not be able to tweet about the impeachment process as he impeached the House in December 2019. Was.
A former White House official told NBC News that Trump is “defiant … part saline”, while another source said the president was strict in his defiance. The source said on Tuesday about the president’s comments that he did nothing wrong in trying to get his colleagues away from things that could make it harder to limit the number of Republicans who support impeachment .
The source said, “Nobody asked them to say anything.” “This is her.”
Meanwhile, Biden has not performed any public shows on his schedule on Wednesday. Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris will participate in a virtual finance program to hold the inauguration next week.
Once the House has attacked Trump, the next step is for the Senate to stand trial to determine if he is to be convicted and potentially bar him from running for any office again. While it is not yet clear exactly when the trial will take place, House Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer, D-MD, said earlier this week that he would like to send the impeachment article to the upper chamber immediately after approval.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the trial, D-California, on Tuesday named nine Democratic impeachment managers, with Ruskin leading the team that will seek to prosecute Trump.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Said last week that the earliest the Senate could take the articles would be January 19, until all 100 senators agreed to return early.
Kristen Welker, Peter Alexander, Carol E. Lee, Monica Alba, Kelly O’Donnell and Hailey Jackson has contributed.