Nancy Pelosi said today that the House would move to impeach Donald Trump over his role in inciting a seditious mob attack on the Capitol if he did not resign from office "immediately".
He agreed to release a video (as opposed to facing journalists) mouthing lies about how the riot was bad, but he will never resign. No US president has ever been impeached twice.
Today, following the president's dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office — immediately. If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.
Pelosi also said she has spoken with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about "preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes". (Or, as the Washington Post headline put it: "ensuring Trump doesn't launch a nuclear attack".)
Just before the Trump mob descended on the Capitol, Trump mocked Republicans for wanting "to play so straight" by taking heed of the Constitution pic.twitter.com/auCsyuiGmG— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2021
Just before a MAGA mob descended on the Capitol and caused a riot that killed five, including a police officer who was beaten to death, Trump delivered a speech to his supporters in which he used the words “fight” or “fighting” at least 20 times https://t.co/eRk6RjS7qB— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2021
President-Elect Joe Biden said: "He has exceeded even my worst notions about him. He's been an embarrassment for the country. He's not worthy to hold the office." (Of course, he was not worthy (or competent or intelligent enough) to hold the office five years ago.)
Republican senator: White House aides told me Trump was “delighted” as Capitol was stormed https://t.co/c2E0UGdjzD— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2021
President Crybaby Snowflake says he will not attend Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, according to a tweet he posted after his suspended account was unlocked by Twitter. "It's a good thing, him not showing up," Biden remarked, adding that Mike Pence was welcome to attend.
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Derrick Evans, a newly-elected lawmaker from West Virginia, and the Arkansas asshat who boasted about squatting in Pelosi's office and stealing her mail are among the people arrested for participating in Wednesday's siege at the Capitol. Evans, far from the brightest bulb in the drawer, live-streamed himself on Facebook shouting his name while committing a federal crime. Also, a 70-year-old man from Alabama was arrested after authorities found 11 Molotov cocktails and a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns in his truck.
The list of doofuses who have been fired or are under investigation is long and growing: One rioter wore his ID card from his job around his neck as he wandered the halls of the Capitol. He was quickly identified as an employee of Navistar Direct Marketing, a printing company in Frederick, Maryland. (Actually, we should refer to him now as an ex-employee.) Goosehead Insurance fired its associate general counsel and director of human resources after he posted a video of himself at the Capitol to Instagram. A Chicago real estate brokerage firm fired an agent after seeing her social media posts about "storming the Capitol"; she claims she didn't realize what the mob was doing was illegal. A teacher from Allentown, Pennsylvania, was put on temporary leave pending an investigation and the chief executive of Cogensia, a marketing data company, was arrested for his involvement in the riots. A lieutenant sheriff in Bexar County, Texas, already on leave since October because of an inappropriate relationship with an inmate, is now facing a second investigation after posting multiple images of breaking into the Capitol to Facebook. A firefighter from Sanford, Florida, was put on administrative leave after he was identified in photographs of the mob.
The death toll from the insurrection is now five, as a Capitol police officer died last night. Trump mourned the loss of this dedicated police officer this morning. . . . Ha ha ha, just kidding. Of course, he didn't.
The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
After being forced to say the armed insurrection he incited and supported was bad, Trump quickly returned to calling his seditionist cult members "patriots". (It appears far fewer media members than usual bought that version of Trump's "new tone".)Stuff from Yesterday:
Today, Rep. Omar announced articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) January 7, 2021
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/LbEPHBkv5O
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar says she is drafting new articles of impeachment against President Trump, and several Democratic lawmakers said they support impeaching Trump again after today's insurrection carried out by Trump supporters. https://t.co/HCye7xQcps— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) January 6, 2021
"We can’t allow him to remain in office," Rep. Ilhan Omar says. https://t.co/9HbKVN23md— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2021
At least 35 House Democrats are calling for Trump to be removed from office — most say impeachment, others say the 25th amendment — in the wake of the breach, including Assistant House Speaker @RepKClark and @AOC. https://t.co/Bg3pmhUTIe— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 7, 2021
Dems calling for Trump's removal:— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 7, 2021
Keating— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 7, 2021
CBS News reports members of the Cabinet are considering the 25h Amendment: pic.twitter.com/fN47wXj0G7— The Recount (@therecount) January 7, 2021