While they were hunkered down, some in gas masks as armed and violent pro-Trump insurrectionists overtook the U.S. Capitol, Democratic lawmakers decided to draft new articles to impeach President Donald Trump again.
“Articles of impeachment have already been drafted and are ready for introduction. They were prepared and finalized by [Ilhan Omar] while she was extracted in a secure location, and members are signing on,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday afternoon.
“If the 25th amendment is not invoked today, Congress must reconvene immediately for impeachment and removal proceedings,” she also said, adding, “we do not have the luxury of time.”
Articles of impeachment have already been drafted and are ready for introduction. They were prepared and finalized by @IlhanMN while she was extracted in a secure location, and members are signing on. pic.twitter.com/FJCpmp64OV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2021
In addition to Rep. Omar, the original sponsor, and AOC, there are at least another 11 Democratic Members of Congress who are official co-sponsors. Among them are Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, Al Green, Hank Johnson, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Vicente Gonzalez, Jamal Bowman, Mondaire Jones, Veronica Escobar, and Cori Bush.
“I invite you to join me in introducing a resolution to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors,” an attached “Dear Colleague” letter reads. “Once again, Trump has violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
“Every single hour that Donald Trump remains in office, our country, our democracy, and our national security remain in danger. Congress must take immediate action to keep the people of this country safe and set a precedent that such behavior cannot be tolerated.”
Take a look:
You can see further here. Either way, we do not have the luxury of time. https://t.co/E1yHqMHf7W
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2021
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AOC Decimates Republicans Too Afraid to Impeach: You ‘Rode the Wave of This Violent Rhetoric’
U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is blasting her House Republican colleagues who privately say they support impeaching President Donald Trump, but are too afraid to do so.
Responding to a tweet from Politico’s chief political correspondent that says some Republicans want to impeach but are getting death threats, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “I get it, but some of us just spent the last 2 years taking stances that have led to repeated attempts on our lives – for demanding guaranteed healthcare, immigrant justice, etc.”
“Sorry if this lacks empathy, but it’s a privilege if this is their first time. They can do one vote.”
“Many of them,” she continued, referring to GOP lawmakers, “rode the wave of this violent rhetoric, or at the very least sat idly by it. Now is our chance to stop it.”
“This is what we are sent to Congress to do – the tough stuff. All the easy choices are taken. If any GOP need advice on how to deal with it, they can call me.”
She wasn’t quite done.
AOC also responded to a video of her blasting any Republican who supports the Confederacy or even hesitates for a second to denounce it, telling them: “maybe you should resign.”
To some of my colleagues who clearly need the reminder: the Confederacy were traitors to our democracy and white supremacists will never win. 🌞
If any of you has trouble with that, maybe you should resign because you’re not ready to run an ant farm, let alone serve in Congress. https://t.co/fiQIVobZNv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 13, 2021
Outraged, she says in the video that the rioters “flew the Confederate flag for the first time in American history. It didn’t even make it in during the Civil War.”
“And there were Members [of Congress} cheering them on,” she reveals. “You had a Member of Congress, from Colorado, saying, ‘my people are outside.'”
To every Member of Congress who voted to overturn the election, AOC said, “If you so much – if any member of Congress so much as stutters to say that the Confederacy were traitors to the United States, that the Confederacy is a legion of white supremacists, if you so much as stutter to say that, turn in your pin and get out.”
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) January 13, 2021
McConnell Now Privately Saying He Is Pleased Trump Is Being Impeached – But Refuses to Call Senate Back for Vote: NYT
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is privately saying he supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump, whom he blames for the loss of GOP control of the Senate.
McConnell, who will become Minority Leader next week, “has told associates he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party,” The New York Times reports.
But McConnell refuses to take up the House Article of Impeachment, which is fully expected to pass Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. Democrats in both chambers are demanding Trump be removed from office immediately, after he incited a deadly insurrection. McConnell has steadfastly refused to call the Senate back in to session before its scheduled January 19 return.
It is, however, the first time McConnell has privately signaled support for any action against President Trump. The Kentucky Republican lawmaker has locked his political fortunes to Trump.
McConnell also support censure of Trump, something Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refuses to consider, saying impeachment is the only recourse.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Watch: Trump Is ‘Clear and Present Danger’ and ‘Will Be Impeached’ in Vote Wednesday or Thursday Says Top House Dem
Powerful House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) says he expects President Donald Trump “will be impeached” and the vote to impeach will be held Wednesday or Thursday.
“I expect that he will be impeached. He will be the first president in history to be impeached twice,” McGovern told CNN. “What this president did was unconscionable and he needs to be held to account.”
Rep. Jim McGovern: “What this president did is unconscionable, and he needs to be held to account.”pic.twitter.com/vZFGIP8HZM
— The Recount (@therecount) January 11, 2021
Calling Trump “a clear and present danger to this country,” Chairman McGovern called Trump’s words “disgusting,” and said, “I think the American people would rest better if by the time the sun sets today he were no longer in office.”
Rep. Jim McGovern: “This is the beginning of Donald Trump’s last week in office.” pic.twitter.com/MernU2mmjZ
— The Hill (@thehill) January 11, 2021
Democrats are formally introducing one Article of Impeachment today, charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection.”
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