In Wake Of Capitol Attack, House Will Seek To Impeach Trump — Again

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Speaking to reporters Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, called for the removal of President Trump from office.

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The effort to remove Trump from office was set in motion on Jan. 7, when Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., lambasted Trump for his role in the violence and pandemonium the day before, and called for his removal via the 25th Amendment.

On Jan. 6, Trump rallied his supporters in the nation’s capital, repeating false claims that the Nov. 3 election was rigged against him and saying it was «stolen from you.» He encouraged them to march to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers were conducting their constitutional duty to certify Biden’s Electoral College win.

The extremists broke into the Capitol, forcing Congress to take an emergency recess, and wreaked havoc, destruction and violence. Five people died.

Even after his supporters laid siege to the Capitol, Trump soft-pedaled his first response, telling them in a video message that they were «very special.»

He later described it as «a heinous attack,» without acknowledging or taking responsibility for the role he played in inciting the crowd.

Trump’s actions prompted immediate calls for his removal from both political opponents and some Republicans once considered allies.

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Pelosi and Schumer called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and said if he failed to do so, Congress was prepared to move forward with impeachment.

«Nearly fifty years ago, after years of enabling their rogue President, Republicans in Congress finally told President Nixon that it was time to go,» Pelosi wrote Friday in a letter to her Democratic colleagues. «Today, following the President’s dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office – immediately. If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.»

White House spokesman Judd Deere has called the impeachment effort «politically motivated» and said it would «only serve to further divide our great country.»

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