The House of Representatives Releases Impeachment Resolution

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer

On Monday, Jan. 11, the House of Representatives released a resolution to begin the impeachment process for President Donald Trump. This action comes after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, during which five people got killed.

The resolution charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” due to his involvement with the riots at the Capitol. On the same day of the Capitol riots, Trump held a “Save America” rally in Washington, D.C.where he made statements such as “fight like hell” and “take back our country” to a crowd of supporters. 

The Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have also asked Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump from his presidential position.

While at a press conference on Monday, President-elect Joe Biden stated that the impeachment process could get in the way of his Cabinet confirmation once he becomes President. Schumer has stated that he would not allow the impeachment trial to get in the way of Biden’s presidential work.

This impeachment process would be the second of Trump’s presidency. His first impeachment began on Dec. 18, 2019 and extended into 2020.

The original articles of impeachment charged Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and referred to the withholding of military aid so as to influence the Ukranian president into investigating Biden. 

If the impeachment process does begin and the Houses approve the vote, Trump would become the first president to be impeached twice. If the Senate finds him guilty of incitement of insurrection, he would remain unable to run for the Presidency again for the remainder of his lifetime.