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Democrats to stage impeachment effort

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/08/21, 04:51 pm

President Donald Trump has less than two weeks left in office, but that’s too long for his staunchest critics. House Democrats said they plan to introduce articles of impeachment against the president, saying he “willfully made statements that encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol.” They also plan to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to attempt to remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment. Since a group of Trump supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, critics from both parties have called the president dangerous and said he should depart the White House early. On Friday, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, addressed this tweet to Trump: “Could you please step down and let our country heal?”

Can Congress remove Trump at this point? Logistically, the constitutional impeachment process typically takes longer than nine days—the time from Monday until President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. On Friday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said lawmakers should spend their energy elsewhere: “We don’t need more theatre.”

Dig deeper: Read Joshua Raimundo’s first-hand account of the Capitol riots.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 06:14 pm

    A stupid childish revenge-motivated move. And not just revenge for the Capitol invasion. Pelosi and the rest of the Dems want revenge for President Trump just being himself and telling them what he thinks of them. They have far more important duties they should be attending to. 
     

    And Russell Moore? Sorry but you are very naive if you think Trump stepping down a few days early is going to do much to heal our country. 

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Sat, 01/09/2021 01:06 am

    Even more than revenge and naivete, Pelosi and her cohorts are motivated by fear. They know that President Trump has the goods on them. They're trying to strip him of his power before he can make "a big announcement" about "some of the most vicious people in the world."

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 08:35 am

    OldMike, I think one of the tragedies of our modern era (Obama, Trump, Pelosi) is that politicians often "don't let a crisis go to waste," and use every crisis as an opportunity to divide instead of unite.

    I think the attempt to steal a legitimate election through intimidation is impeachable. But it may not be prudent to impeach, and it definitely is not prudent to impeach in this hyper-charged moment without strong bi-partisan support and involvement in writing the articles of impeachment.

    Trump's impeachable offense of lying to his supporters and participating in a rally that urged intimidation and even violence ("trial by combat") was not against the Democratic Party or Joe Biden. It was against America.

    It is sad that we cannot, because of partisanship on the right and left, unitedly condemn that.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:08 pm

    They went after Trump for FOUR YEARS. THEY WASTED FOUR YEARS. 

    And then he had the NERVE to suggest a replacement for Ginsburg. 

    What is the revenge for? For not letting Clinton win? 

    They went after Bush for winning twice. 

    NY will be erecting a bronz STATUE of Ginsburg. I'm sure it will be the next PORK bill. 

  • Allen Ann
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 03:25 pm

     

     

  • MTJanet
    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 08:42 pm

    I realize they are pandering to their base, but this is not a bright idea...letting us know once again what we can expect from the dems in total control: waste of time and money.  

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 02:01 am

    The title says it all: Democrats are staging a huge act that is indeed a "waste of time and money." Meanwhile, election fraud evidence mounts as Democrats divert attention away from the results. By using publicly available information and data expert analysis, the numbers are coming into sharper focus. Rest assured that the dems are not in total control.

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    Xion
    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 09:58 pm

    "Cries for justice are often the bitter laments of the vengeful"  ~Wayne Trotman

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Sat, 01/09/2021 09:52 pm

    What do y'all think his chastisement should be?

     

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 02:59 pm

    That's an interesting question West Coast Gramma. I think at a minimum he is looking at the following: 2nd impeachment, political career is over, his businesses are going to get hammered, criminal charges coming from NY State, he will be a pariah and unwelcome at all future events that US Presidents normally attend, he will not get the perks that former US Presidents get ($$$ speaking engagements, etc., although one could argue he doesn't need that as much as the others), cruel treatment by the historians.

    What else should be done? Hang him by the toenails?

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:27 pm

    What do you think the Dems should be chastised for? Trump should NOT be at the top of the chastisement list. There is a LONG LIST.

    Russians stole the election? Really?

    But because it was Trump and the FBI helped frame him, it must be legit? He was cleared, but still guilty?

    If conservatives said Russians stole this election, it would be all over the news as conspiracy. The comedians would be bullying others.

    Dems said Trump is guilty of trying to fulfill his campaign promises. Ilhan said it's Trump fault all those people died. Not China, Trump?

    They tried treason before because Trump made a phone call about crooked business deal? Trump didn't know that is the way Dems do business.

    Ten will get you a million that there are many Dems (and Reps) who are also on the China payroll. They do not want Trump finding out.

    If you read news other than Liberal, you might find out just what happened during Obama's reign. HE should go to jail at least for gun running.

     

     

     

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 09:37 am

    Trump can do no wrong. The "left' can do no right.

    This is the creed of the new Q religion. Thus, Trump has no responsibility for his actions, and deserves no chastisement or public criticism.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 03:49 pm

    Sept. 24, 2020 "The Atlantic, a progressive publication that is a tool of Democrat National Committee, recently reported that Democrats won’t concede the election if Biden wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote.

    Clinton has already said publicly that Biden “should not concede under any conditions” regardless of the outcome of the vote. Other Democrats are warning that if Trump wins, the riots and looting taking place in major Democrat-controlled cities will escalate. Biden himself has hinted that the riots won’t stop unless he is elected."

    "These progressives are toying with borderline treason when they say they will encourage rioting if Trump wins again. This attitude is just another reason to reject Biden and re-elect President Trump."

    And NO ONE SAYS anything. GEE, I wonder if these threats were ok on social media.

    Oh, of course, it would be Trump's fault again, just like Russia. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:01 pm

    Do you REALLY believe it was all Trump supporters who went into the Capitol?

    When there is a Trump rally, or ANY rally, that isn't Liberal, Antifa & Anarchists show up.

    So why don't you print the TRUTH? Give Trump supporters benefit of the doubt. 

    Is it only alleged if the people who do something are criminals? 

    Was there too much "whiteness" there? Pelosi is white also. 

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:12 pm

    It's not that hard ... if you don't support the rioting at the capitol, call them out.

    Republican, Libertarian, BLM, Vegetarian - if they were part of the group of terrorists that attacked our democracy and threatened the lives of our elected officials, they were wrong. I haven't seen evidence yet that Antifa and BLM were in the capitol hitting police with fire extinguishers or breaking into Pelosi's office. When I do, I will call them out as well.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:13 pm

    TIM MILLER, 

    Where do you collect your FAKE NEWS? 

    There was NOTHING legitimate about the election. The cheating has been talked about for decades. Nothing done about it. And now NOTHING WILL BE DONE. 

    Trump LIED??? Trump's problem is he was TOO TRANSPARENT. 

    If Dems did NOT win, they protested. WHY? Because they claimed someone cheated. Russia? Really???

     

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 09:44 am

    I collect my news at

    World

    National Review

    Washington Examiner

    The Epoch Times

    Fox News

    The Dispatch

    Erick Erickson

    Christian Worldview with Tony & Hannah

    Local news sources

     

    Where do you suggest?

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:57 pm

    Following months of downplaying and justifying left-wing riots, Democrats blocked a Republican resolution in JULY that condemned mob violence. 

    DEMS did not condemn mob violence all year. Even BIDEN blew it off when asked to condemn rioting.

    DOUBLE STANDARD

    And then they continued with the same talking points against Trump, that he did not condemn White Supremacists. Which TRUMP did condemn them! He is on video condemning them. 

    Just like it is said, "If you say lies enough times, people believe it as truth."

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 09:50 am

    My wife makes this point often. (She voted for Trump, by the way.)

    Trump will say conflicting things. His rational supporters can always say, "He condemned the violence." His white supremacists friends can say, "He said, 'Fight like ___.'" There's something for everyone to hear. 

     

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