The President of the United States of America is about to get formally charged with “incitement of insurrection” in connection with a protest at the nation’s Capitol that turned in a effort to stop Congress from acknowledging Joe Biden and Kamala Harris November win in the Electoral College….
The article as a indictment against the President will pass with votes of support from House members of BOTH parties….
The session is being held in the same place protestors broke into and rummaged a week ago….
The building is being guarded by Federal Law Enforcement and Armed National Guard troops…
The House undertook an emotionally charged debate on Wednesday over impeaching President Trump for a historic second time, as lawmakers marched toward an afternoon vote to charge him just one week after he incited a mob of loyalists to storm the Capitol and stop Congress from affirming President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the November election.
Returning to a heavily fortified Capitol, protected by thousands of National Guard troops, Democrats and Republicans traded impassioned arguments over the efficacy of charging the president at all and an article of impeachment that accuses the president of “incitement of insurrection” that led to the rampage by his supporters.
Summoning the darkest chapters of American history, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California implored colleagues in both parties to embrace “a constitutional remedy that will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man who is so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together.”
“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” she said, adding later, “It gives me no pleasure to say this — it breaks my heart.”
Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, who is leaving the House to serve as a senior aide to Mr. Biden, was more succinct: “Simply put, we told you so.
Republicans were split over the impending charge, with up to a dozen or more expected to back vote to impeach and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, embracing the effortas a means to purge Mr. Trump from the party.
But their defense was led by an indignant Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal far-right allies, who accused Democrats of pouring gasoline on a national fire purely out of hatred for Mr. Trump.
“It’s always been about getting the president, no matter what,” said Mr. Jordan, who called for unity a week after voting to toss out Mr. Biden’s win in key swing states. “It’s an obsession, an obsession that has now broadened. It’s not just about impeachment anymore, it’s about canceling, as I’ve said. Canceling the president and anyone that disagrees with them.”
Still, neither Mr. Jordan nor most other Republicans attempted to defend Mr. Trump’s actions directly, or the mob he riled up and later attacked the Capitol to stop Congress from declaring Mr. Biden the winner.
The final vote after the debate is expected to pass, with a small but significant number of Republicans joining Democrats to impeach Mr. Trump, making him the first president to be impeached twice….