Lawmakers Debate Second Impeachment of President Trump Following Capitol Attack

Lawmakers presented articles of impeachment Wednesday morning, January 13, accusing President Trump of inciting the deadly attack that unfolded on January 6 at the US Capitol.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer addressed the House floor Wednesday morning.

“There are consequences to actions, and the actions of the president of the United States demand urgent, clear action by the Congress of the United States,” Hoyer said.

Reading a statement from Wyoming Rep Liz Cheney, Hoyer quoted, “‘The President of the United States summoned the mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.’ This is the daughter of the former Republican whip and former Vice President of the United States of America. She knows of what she speaks.”

House Democrats passed a resolution Tuesday night calling upon Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, assuming the office of the presidency and removing Trump from office before the inauguration. Pence said in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he did not support the action.

Trump would be the first US president to be impeached twice.

Minnesota Rep Ilhan Omar said on Wednesday, “For years, we have been asked to turn a blind eye to the criminality, corruption and blatant disregard to the rule of law by the tyrant president we have in the White House. We as a nation can no longer look away.” Credit: CSPAN via Storyful