A person familiar with the matter told CBS News that the three House Democrats plan to introduce impeachment articles against President Trump on Monday to incite rebellion because of the riots in the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The impeachment clause accused Mr. Trump of “deliberately inciting violence against the US government, which constituted a high crime and a misdemeanor”.
A source told CBS News that Mr. Trump. However, the White House admitted for the first time that impeachment is a real possibility, saying that it will only further divide the country.
The White House on Friday referred to the impeachment of the clause as “politically motivated”
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement on Friday that the “sincere hope” of the Democrats is for Mr. Trump to “resign immediately.” However, she said that if he does not do so, she is ready to advance Congressman Jamie Raskin’s Article 25 amendment legislation and impeachment legislation motion.
During a one-hour conference call with Democrats on Friday, Pelosi supported the removal of Mr. Trump, although a source on the call told CBS News that she preferred Vice President Mike Pence to quote the “Second Fifteen Amendments.”When asked about relevant issues on Friday, he said, “It is up to Congress to decide.”
The impeachment clause has 150 co-sponsors, which shows that Democrats in the House of Representatives broadly support action after the violence in the Capitol.
CBS News obtained a memo written by Senator Mitch McConnell’s staff and distributed it to members on Friday night. The memo set out a timetable for a possible impeachment trial in the Senate. The memorandum stated that if there is no unanimous agreement to bring all the senators back in the next 10 days, the Senate can receive the House’s impeachment clause as soon as January 19.
The company announced on Friday night that at the same time Twitter had suspended the president permanently from the platform, citing “the danger of further inciting violence”.
Contributor: Arden Farhi