January 13, 2021 3:29 PM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The president of the US Lower House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday that Donald Trump “must go” since he is “a clear and present danger” for the country, in the debate prior to the vote of a new impeachment against the president, accused of “incitement to insurrection.”
“We know that the US president incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love,” Pelosi said in the plenary session of the Lower House.
For their part, several Republican legislators have opposed the measure, claiming that it went against calls for unity in the difficult times the country is going through.
“This is not the way if we want to regain unity. It is time to seek a cure. Let’s stop this impeachment,” replied Jeff van Drew, a Republican lawmaker for New Jersey.
The United States is experiencing unprecedented recent political tension after the violent assault on the Capitol last week by a mob of Trump supporters, which left five dead.
The outgoing president criticized the new impeachment against him as “absolutely ridiculous” and “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
All this less than a week before the formal handover ceremony, scheduled for January 20, in which Democrat Joe Biden will assume the Presidency.
The authorities have already carried out a huge police deployment in Washington, with more than 10,000 troops. They have also erected fences around the Capitol, on whose steps the investiture will take place.