House races to oust Trump; he blames accusers for US ‘anger’ – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-01-12 23:04:19 –

The US House of Representatives rushed on Tuesday to impeach President Donald Trump in a deadly attack on the Capitol, only trying to persuade the Vice President to push him out first. Trump showed no regrets and blamed the impeachment itself on America’s “tremendous anger.”

Washington (AP) — The US House of Representatives rushed to impeach President Donald Trump in a deadly parliamentary attack on Tuesday, only trying to persuade the Vice President to push him out first. Trump showed no regrets and blamed the impeachment itself on America’s “tremendous anger.”

Mr. Trump, who will resign already next week, is on the verge of becoming the only impeached president in history. His incendiary rhetoric at a rally prior to the Parliamentary uprising is now an impeachment against him, even though the falsehoods he spread about election fraud are still supported by some Republicans.

The House of Representatives was convened Tuesday night and voted to ask Vice President Mike Pence to invoke Article 25 of the Constitutional Amendment to remove Trump by a cabinet vote. But shortly before, Pence said in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that he would not.

He said it would not be in the best interests of the country and would not be in line with the Constitution, and “when we prepare to take office of President-elect Joe Biden, it is time to unite our country.” Said.

Meanwhile, three Republicans, including Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s third-largest house GOP leader, voted to blame Trump on Wednesday and announced that they would cut off Republican leaders and the party itself.

“The President of the United States summoned the mob, gathered the mob, and set the flames of the attack on fire,” Cheney said in a statement. “The betrayal of his office and the constitutional oath by the President of the United States is unprecedented.”

When they reunited in the Capitol for the first time since the bloody siege, lawmakers were preparing for further violence prior to Joe Biden’s inauguration in the Democratic presidential election on January 20.

“We all have to do some soul quest,” Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin begged to join other Republicans.

Meanwhile, Trump warned lawmakers about the impeachment, suggesting that it was the motive to expel him that was dividing the country.

“To continue this path, I think it poses a tremendous danger to our country, and it causes a tremendous amount of anger,” Trump said.

In his first statement to reporters since last week’s violence, the retiring president did not mourn the dead or injured, simply saying “I don’t want violence.”

The House of Representatives will move quickly to impeachment on Wednesday after Pence’s agreement to invoke Twenty-fifth Amendment to the US Constitution was denied.

Trump faces a single accusation of “riot incitement” in the most serious and deadly post-invasion impeachment resolution in the Houses of Parliament.

In an emotional debate prior to the actions of the House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Norma Torres urged Republican colleagues to understand the stakes and talked about a phone call from his son who fled during the siege.

“Sweety, I’m fine,” she told him. “I’m running hard.”

But this week at the White House, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, Trump’s top ally, refused to admit that Biden had won the election completely.

Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) Linked such a story to an attack on the Capitol, intervening that “people came here because they believed in lies.”

Two Republicans, former federal prosecutor John Katko of New York and veteran Air Force veteran Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, have also announced they will vote for impeachment.

A few other Republicans in the House of Representatives may participate in the impeachment vote, but some Republicans say it’s time for Trump to resign, but to convict him from the narrowly divided Senate. It’s not clear if there are two-thirds of the votes required.

The unprecedented event of Trump’s term remaining for more than a week is unfolding in a country prepared for further anxiety. Prior to Biden’s inauguration, the FBI warned sinisterly about the possibility of armed protests by Trump supporters in Washington and many states, and Parliamentary police warned lawmakers to be vigilant. The inauguration ceremony on the west side of the Capitol will not be open to the public.

Congressmen had to go through a metal detector into the House of Representatives room. It wasn’t too far from where police in the Capitol pulled a gun and blocked the door against the rioters. Some Republicans complained about it.

Police officers in the Capitol died after being injured in a riot, and police shot and killed a woman during violence. The other three died after authorities said they were first aid.

In the Senate, Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey joined Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski over the weekend, calling on Mr. Trump to “leave as soon as possible.”

Senator Rob Portman of R-Ohio didn’t go that far, but on Tuesday he called on Trump to explicitly urge his supporters to refrain from further violence. Otherwise, Trump would be “responsible,” he said.

Members of the Cabinet have not publicly requested that Trump be dismissed through the 25th Amendment.

Mr Biden said it was important to ensure that “people engaged in sedition, life-threatening, and tampering with public property did great damage-they are held accountable.”

Dodging concerns that the impeachment trial would ruin Biden’s first day in office, the presidential election will give Senators time to prioritize candidate confirmation and COVID bailout approval while conducting the trial. Is encouraging.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer suggested in a letter to his colleagues Tuesday that the Chamber of Commerce would do both.

Anxiety swept the venue as Congress reopened. More lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 after evacuating during the siege. Many lawmakers voted on their behalf rather than coming to Washington. This is a process carried out last year to limit the health risks of travel.

“Impeachment at this point will have the opposite effect of bringing our country together,” said Kevin McCarthy, a leader of the Republican House of Representatives, one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress, in response to the president.

The Democratic Party of the House of Representatives says it has voted in favor of impeachment. Rhode Island’s David Siciline and California’s Ted Ryu drafted during the riot block, with Ruskin of Maryland and Gerold Nadler of New York joining the crackdown bill on the defeat of Biden. It was drawn from Trump’s own false statement.

Judges across the country, including a judge appointed by Mr. Trump, have repeatedly dismissed proceedings disagreeing with the election results, and Mr. Trump’s ally, former Attorney General William Barr, has been a widespread fraud. He said there were no signs.

The impeachment law also said that Georgia’s state authorities were pressing Trump to “find” more votes and that thousands of supporters would “fight like hell” last Wednesday. It details the encouraged White House rallies. In the building.

The mob overwhelmed the police, broke through guard lines and windows, rampaged the Capitol, and messed up lawmakers in finalizing Biden’s victory over Trump in the Electoral College.

Some have questioned the impeachment of the president near the end of his term, but there is precedent. In 1876, under the Ulysses Grant administration, Secretary of the Army William Bernap was impeached by the House of Representatives on the day he resigned, and a few months later the Senate convened a trial. He was acquitted.


Associated Press writers Alan Fram, Jill Colvin, Ellen Knickmeyer, and Bill Barrow contributed to this report.

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