WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — House Democrats on Monday formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying he incited insurrection by encouraging the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.
...A vote on the impeachment article, which says the president betrayed the public’s trust and threatened the integrity of the nation’s democratic process, could come as early as Wednesday.
“The president deserves to be impeached,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said. “There needs to be accountability.”
McGovern and Cleaver are among more than 200 House Democrats backing the impeachment effort — the second Trump has faced. Cleaver said he fears the president could stoke more chaos if Congress doesn’t act.
“We don’t know what he’s going to do,” Cleaver said.
“Every day he serves in office is a danger to our country,” Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Md., agreed.
But so far, few congressional Republicans are willing to move forward with impeachment.
...The House will reconvene Tuesday morning to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. House Democrats say if he doesn’t act within 24 hours after that resolution passes, they will.
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