Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says Pres. Trump 'must be impeached.' 'The president of the United States is an insurrectionist.'
Live updates during the transition from the Trump to Biden administrations -- and from the second Trump impeachment.
Expecting the article to pass the House later Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to send thearticle of impeachmentover to the Senate next week, according to a source involved in the Democratic leadership deliberations.This would leave the Senate no choice but to immediately move towards a trial. The exact timing will depend on whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decides to call the Senate back in session early -- which he's said he wouldn't do. Under Senate rules, the Senate cannot officially receive any message or bill or resolution from the House unless the Senate is in session, and the chamber is not scheduled to be back until Jan. 19.
ABC NewsSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress returned to the House Chamber after being evacuated when protesters stormed the Capitol.
But in preparation for that time, Pelosi has named nine members to serve as impeachment managers to argue the case in the Senate to remove Trump from office over his role inlast week’s Capitol riot.Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a former constitutional law professor who co-authored the article and whose family was present at the Capitol last Wednesday, one day after burying Raskin's son who took his own life, will serve as the lead impeachment manager. headtopics.com
House Television via AP, FILERep. Jamie Raskin speaks, as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 7, 2021.The other managers -- one of rarest assignments for a House member -- are Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette, Colo., David Cicilline, R.I., Joaquin Castro, Texas, Eric Swalwell, Calif., Ted Lieu Calif., Joe Neguse, Colo., Madeleine Dean, Pa., and Del. Stacey Plaskett, Virgin Islands.
"It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal. They will do so guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution," Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday night.
The impeachment managers are a different set from those tapped by Pelosi one year ago for Trump’s first impeachment trial -- then led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. During that effort, managers argued the case to remove Trump for pressuring Ukraine’s president to promise to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter.
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Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., appeared on ABC's 'This Week.'
Hehe .. she Tells America of George Washington What To Do Well, it's not incited of insurrection. But, it's incited of erection to the impotent GOP. Don't you think so? You all of you agreed this was ok “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke it's one of the democratic snakes
Yeah maybe these rioters learned all their tricks from the dumbass blacks lives matter during the summer This is the abc news takeaway from that debate? Shame on you. GReschenthaler Trump told the to go march down the street and fight! And his son said the same thing!! Then he tweeted this... basically throwing Mike_Pence VP under the bus as well!! 😤 People died!!! LockHimUpNow ImpeachTrumpNow MAGATerrorist ArrestTrump ImpeachTrump
Asking the former Presidents to come together on television to promote unity and healing in the coming weeks. BarackObama GeorgeWBush BillClinton washingtonpost AP NBCNews CBSNews nytimes MSNBC CNN Worse than children! Smh He needs to be escorted out. Baloney Hey GOP swine, what do you expect when you spent 4 years enabling him, now we have a domestic terrorist that happens to be current president that isn’t aloud on the internet. Whatever, I voted for the email lady.
if all reps voted their conscious we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. 😷🙄Wonder what the party affiliation was. Dude wants due process from a lectern in the middle of due process. When I told you to go jump in the lake, I didn't mean for you to actually go jump in the lake. 🙄 So what exactly needed to occur for this guy to get on board with the incitement charge? Should Trump have entered the Capitol bldg. w/ the insurrectionists and help break in the offices and terrorize the Congresswomen & men?
Should really get some better legal advice. Not using that law degree effectively. Perhaps his professors can give him another lesson. Instead of spewing lies, perhaps he should read a little more and dust up on case law and Jordan thinks he still to incite the goons... 'We're all for abdicating our duty on a daily basis unless it involves Benghazi' is the House Republican credo
Friendly.easy going.good looking GOPComplicitTraitors The denial of reality by some of these Republican lawmakers is not only disgusting, it’s traitorous & in derelict of their oath, their duty. The hypocrisy they show, is undeniable. Oh, he'll get his due process in court soon enough. All we are trying to do right now is to eliminate his ability and authority to LAUNCH NUCLEAR MISSILES. This doesn't seem like a complex problem.
What also ignores all precedent? Last Wednesday. You moved on from the summer of burn where democrats bailed out looters.. Hypocrite ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🤧🔥 ReTrumplican! Denial Grief Stage.' That's a pretty dangerously German name (and argument) We need not keep track of our senators and congress men and woman who support impeachment, but we must know who each and every one of them that appose it! Remember who they are because they should be next to go.