For the second time in his presidency, House Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, after hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent riot on Wednesday, according to a draft obtained by multiple media outlets.
They are expected to introduce the articles of impeachment in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Monday, CNN and MSNBC said. Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Ted Lieu of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are reportedly taking the lead in drafting the document.
Latest draft of the articles of impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday includes one article: “incitement of insurrection.” Reps. Cicilline, Lieu and Raskin are taking the lead pic.twitter.com/DUaVALWgzM
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2021
Trump has been facing calls for his impeachment since Wednesday, when a crowd of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers prepared to certify President-elect Joe Biden as the victor over Trump, who has been telling his followers for months now that the election was rigged and stolen from him.
The riot resulted in the deaths of four participants and one Capitol Police officer.
If the House follows through, this will be the first time in American history that a president has faced articles of impeachment twice. The House first impeached Trump in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but the Republican-controlled Senate ultimately acquitted him.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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