And we thought 2021 was going to be less volatile and ugly as 2020. Yeah, wishful thinking.
Instead of worrying about the real, dangerous enemies House Democrats are vigorously drafting new articles of impeachment against President Trump after all the chaos and mayhem from Wednesday’s protests which turned violent and chaotic as Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building.
Leading the charge for the Dems are Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Ted Lieu of California. They cite Trump’s efforts in their eyes to incite his supporters to breach the security perimeters and storm the Capitol building.
Some Democrats, namely Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer are pushing for Trump’s immediate removal through the 25th Amendment. They argue it’s too dangerous to keep Trump in power until January 20 when Joe Biden is inaugurated.
That strategy is highly unlikely. If it fails, Pelosi said the House is ready to have a speedy impeachment resolution. If they succeeded on that end, Trump would be the first President to be impeached twice. “It is the hope of Members that the President will immediately resign,” Pelosi said in a statement Friday. “But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment. Accordingly, the House will preserve every option – including the 25th Amendment, a motion to impeach or a privileged resolution for impeachment.”
House Republicans are opposed to another impeachment, feeling it would further divide the country. “I have reached out to President-elect Biden today and plan to speak to him about how we must work together to lower the temperature and unite the country to solve America’s challenges.”