Trump to face impeachment charge over Capitol riot which killed 5

Donald Trump will face impeachment following the US Capitol uprising that killed five people.

He faces the only charge of “incitement to insurrection” – last week’s deadly insurrection, according to a draft article.

Politicians will introduce the legislation on Monday and vote mid-week.

It was officially unveiled by the Democrats during the short pro forma session held in the House of Representatives this morning.

The document accuses Trump of “inciting insurrection” and claims that Trump actively promoted violence in the US Capitol.

The article points to several false claims made by Trump, including that his election was “stolen” and that he is the rightful winner of the 2020 vote.

Ms. Pelosi’s leadership team will also seek a quick vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet officials to invoke the 25th amendment.

The four-page impeachment bill is based on Mr Trump’s false statements about his election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. his pressure on state officials in Georgia to “find” him more votes; and his pre-Capitol Siege rally at the White House where he encouraged thousands of supporters to “fight like hell” before storming the building on Wednesday.

A violent and mostly white mob of Trump supporters overwhelmed police, broke security lines and windows and rampaged through the Capitol, forcing politicians to disperse as they completed Mr Biden’s victory over Mr Trump on the electoral college.

“President Trump has seriously endangered the security of the United States and its government institutions,” the legislation reads.

House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will go ahead with legislation to indict Mr Trump while urging the Vice President and Cabinet to rely on constitutional authority to coerce him and warns that Mr Trump poses a threat to democracy after the fatal attack on the Capitol.

Donald Trump was removed from the social media platform Twitter over the weekend following last week’s events.

His account was permanently banned “because of the risk of further incitement to violence”.

A Republican Senator, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, along with Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, called on Mr. Trump over the weekend to “resign and leave as soon as possible.”

Politicians warned of the damage the president could still do before Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20.

Mr Trump, who was hiding in the White House, became increasingly isolated after a mob at the Capitol rose up in support of his false claims of election fraud.

Mr Pence gave no indication that he would act on the 25th Amendment.

If he doesn’t, the House would be heading for impeachment.


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