Articles of Impeachment Titled ‘Incitement Of Insurrection’

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The Articles of Impeachment titled, “Incitement of Insurrection” is expected to be introduced Monday by Democrat Reps. David Ciciline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin.

NBC News tweeted: “FINAL DRAFT of article of impeachment against President Trump, titled ‘Incitement of Insurrection.’ The article is expected to be introduced Monday by Reps. Ciciline, Lieu, and Raskin, and has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Sunday night that Democrats will stage a vote to impeach President Donald Trump for supposedly encouraging mob violence at the Capitol last week.

Pelosi said the Democrats’ preferred response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol is for Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment.

But in a letter to fellow Democrats, the Speaker vowed to bring a vote on impeachment in the absence of action by Pence, setting the stage for a historic first: the impeachment of a president for the second time in his tenure.

“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” Pelosi wrote in the letter to rank-and-file colleagues. “As the days go by, the horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action.”

Pelosi, who was personally targeted by some members of the pro-Trump mob in Wednesday’s insurrection, laid out the Democrats’ strategy for the days ahead.

On Monday, they will try to adopt Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment resolution by unanimous consent — a gambit sure to be blocked by Trump’s conservative allies.

“If we do not receive Unanimous Consent, this [Raskin] legislation is planned to be brought up on the Floor the following day. We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours,” Pelosi wrote.

“Next, we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor,” she added.