House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Trump
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House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Trump

Democrats in the US House of Representatives formally introduced a resolution for the impeachment of Donald Trump Monday, stating that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article I of the resolution, titled “Incitement of Insurrection,” states that “the Constitution provides that the House of Representatives ‘shall have the sole Power of Impeachment’ and that the President ‘shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.'” The article further states that “section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits any person who has ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against’ the United States from ‘hold[ing] any office … under the United States.'”

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. Donald John Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

The House is expected to vote on the resolution this week.