Representative Davids signs US House motion to impeach President Trump
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids, a Democrat representing Johnson County in the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas, signed a resolution to impeach President Trump.
The motion, formally introduced in the United States House on Monday, has quickly gained co-sponsors during the week since Wednesday’s attack on the United States Capitol by a host of pro-Trump extremists.
The resolution, written by Representatives David N. Cicilline (DR.I.), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), lists an impeachment article accusing the president of “inciting insurgency. For his role. in the storming of the United States Capitol, an effort by Trump supporters to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
He goes on to say that Trump “has deliberately made statements which have encouraged – and predictably resulted – imminent lawless action on Capitol Hill.” Read the full impeachment resolution here.
“If the cabinet secretaries and the vice president do not invoke the 25th Amendment, we must quickly remove that president and remove him,” Davids said. tweeted On Monday.
I signed the articles of impeachment drafted by @RepCicillin, @RepTedLocation, and @DirRaskin. If the cabinet secretaries and the vice-president do not invoke the 25th amendment, we must quickly remove that president and remove him. https://t.co/Q1nyirB0fq
– Representative Sharice Davids (@RepDavids) January 11, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to bring the resolution forward for a full vote in the House later this week if Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet do not invoke the 25th Amendment, which allows for the impeachment of a president deemed “incapable of discharging the powers and duties of his office.
Davids called for Trump’s impeachment last week
In the hours following the attack on Capitol Hill last week, Davids called for Trump’s impeachment via the 25th Amendment.
“We will have a new president on January 20, but we cannot trust Donald Trump to keep his oath for the next 14 days. Our democracy, our safety and our security are at stake, ”she said. tweeted at the time.
She also raised practical concerns about Trump’s impeachment for the second time with only two weeks remaining in his term.
“For the first time in history, we have a president who should be impeached twice, but due to time constraints and the inaction of Senate Republicans, I urge the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment now.” , she said.
David said in the post how she took refuge in her underground office as rioters marauded across the Capitol.
“I felt worried for the well-being of my colleagues in the field, their staff, journalists, the police trying to prevent people from entering,” she said. “It was chaotic. Violence in and around Capitol Hill will be an indelible stain on our democracy. “
Ultimately, five people – including a Capitol Hill police officer – died during the chaos.
Kansas Republicans opposed Biden’s victory
Some prominent Republican lawmakers – including Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – have publicly stated that they want Trump to step down before the Jan. 20 nomination. But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California released a statement late last week, claiming that the impeachment “will only further divide our country”.
Newly-elected Kansas Senator Roger Marshall was one of the few senators to vote against certification of Joe Biden’s victory last Wednesday after violence was cracked down on Capitol Hill.
A day later he issued a statement on social networks conceding Biden’s victory and also denouncing the capture of the Capitol.
“To be explicitly clear, Joe Biden will be our next president. I am disgusted and angry with the violence that unfolded yesterday on the Capitol in our country, ”Marshall wrote.
The other three U.S. representatives from Kansas – Republicans Ron Estes, Jake LaTurner, and Tracey Mann – also voted against certification of Electoral College results in other states, opposing Joe Biden’s victory.