Every day that passes, Donald Trump takes a new step towards the exit door of the White House and not only because his mandate has less than a week left. With the support of some Republican legislators, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president for « inciting insurrection, » haranguing his fans who ended up taking the Capitol.
The article that started the process cites Trump’s repeated complaints about the alleged theft of the November 3 elections, as well as the speech he gave on January 6 in Washington to his supporters before they stormed the legislative palace. It also refers to the president’s call for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to « find » enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in that state.
“President Trump seriously jeopardized the security of the United States and its institutions of government. It threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and endangered a coordinated branch of government. In this way, he betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest offense of the American people ”, highlights the resolution that obtained 232 votes in favor and 197 against.
The impeachment request must now win a two-thirds majority in the Senate (67 out of 100 lawmakers) for Trump to be removed from office.
The Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, announced that he will not convene the Upper House before the end of his current recess, on the 19th of this month, a day before the inauguration of Joe Biden. If this takes place, it would be ruled out that the initiative promoted by the Democratic opposition is approved while Trump is in the White House.
For his part, amid the rarefied January weather, the tycoon put aside his most violent language and called on his followers to be calm, while ensuring that he rejects any type of violence.
“In light of the reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be no violence, no transgression of the law, and no vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm things down. Thank you, « he said in a statement published by the White House, since his Twitter account is still suspended.
Did not tolerate it
A Georgia native shot himself to the chest after being accused of participating in the assault on the Capitol. This is Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, whose wife found him in the basement and revealed that there was « blood everywhere. »
On Wednesday of last week, amid the incidents, Georgia was arrested in Washington, accused of violating the city’s curfew and « illegal entry onto public property. » The next day he pleaded not guilty before the Justice.