Trump accused of ‘willfully inciting violence’ in Article of Impeachment
WASHINGTON (ABC) — The U.S. House of Representatives has formally released its resolution to impeach President Donald Trump.
According to the article, he will be charged with “incitement of insurrection” for “willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
Trump had allegedly done so by repeatedly claiming the election was a fraud, making statements like “if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.” The House claims this encouraged the riot on Wednesday.
Furthermore, the article cites President Trump’s ‘threatening’ phone call with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger “to ‘find’ enough votes to overturn the Georgia Presidential election results.”
The article claims these incidents demonstrate Trump “will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office.”
If convicted, Trump could be fined and/or imprisoned for up to ten years, while being barred from holding any U.S. political office in the future, as explained by Cornell Law School.
The House is expected to vote on it this week.