Because of the unprecedented breach of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of terrorists supported by Trump, Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate because of the real threat he poses to our country!
The Trump insurrection forced a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Senators were being evacuated. Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in place in their offices. Many Members of Congress were sent running for their lives in the United States capital, this was truly devastating and totally shocking.
This is far from the first time calls for impeachment have been raised during the Trump presidency. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives earlier in his term, but was later Republicans in the Senate fail to convict him.
Only a simple majority vote is required to impeach someone in the House, but a two-thirds majority Senate vote is required to convict. A second impeachment is far from guaranteed, with Trump’s term ending in just 14 days. Regardless, calls for impeachment came Wednesday from lawmakers, public figures, and major media op-eds.
The riots at the US Capitol shocked many in the US and around the world, but for some, the violent scenes in Washington are simply the natural culmination of Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and repeated stoking of division in the US.
The descent by thousands of Trump supporters on the Capitol – minutes after Trump specifically asked them to march towards it – might be the clearest evidence yet of Trump’s responsibility for Wednesday’s debacle.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has released a statement saying Donald Trump should be removed from office after his actions yesterday, as a mob stormed the Capitol.
“What happened at the US Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” Schumer said in a statement.
“The quickest and most effective way – it can be done today – to remove this president from office would be for the vice-president to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the vice-president and the cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach (Trump).”
A Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger, also called for invoking the 25th amendment today, and some progressive lawmakers, including congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have said Trump should be impeached.