NDP Chair Jane Kleeb applauded the filing by House Democrats Monday of an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week, vowing to press the charge as Republicans blocked their move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip him of power under the 25th Amendment. This marks the first time in our nation’s history where a sitting president saw two impeachment proceedings.
“Donald Trump has undermined our democracy for four very long years spreading misinformation and encouraging violence. Trump, and all the Republicans who gave him cover, incited the horrifying insurrection last week at the Capitol that saw five people die — including a Capitol police officer. Trump is a clear and present danger to our nation. He must be impeached,” Kleeb said.
In a Sunday letter to House colleagues, Speaker Pelosi said: “We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat. The horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action.”