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Democrats introduce impeachment resolution, charging Trump with 'incitement of insurrection' Updated: 2021-01-12 10:02:27 KST


In a step toward possibly making Donald Trump the first U.S. president in history to be impeached twice, House Democrats on Monday formally introduced their resolution for impeachment, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for what they say in his role in last Wednesday's riots at the U.S. Capitol.
The Democrats also tried to move the resolution on the same day,.. urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, but House Republicans blocked the request.
The single impeachment article points to Trump's repeated false claims that he won the November 3rd election and his speech to a crowd of his supporters last Wednesday, before a group of those supporters breached the Capitol.
The article also cites the president's call with Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, where Trump urged him to "find" enough votes for him to win the state.
The resolution states that "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government."
It added President Trump threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power for the upcoming Biden administration, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government.
The resolution was introduced by Democrats David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California.
The resolution also cited the 14th Amendment, which "prohibits any person who has 'engaged in insurrection or rebellion against' the United States" from holding office.
House Republicans however, are urging the Democrats against moving forward with the impeachment process, arguing it would be divisive in the face of Biden's calls for unity.
Despite this, two Republican Senators have so far called on President Trump to resign in the wake of the chaos at the U.S. Capitol.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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