House to Move Forward With Impeachment Proceedings

Photo:  Brendan Smialowski / Getty ~ President Trump walks by supporters outside the White House Tuesday before his departure to Alamo, Texas.

WASHINGTON DC, January 13, 2021 ~ While President Trump was in Alamo, Texas Tuesday touting his boarder wall accomplishments, lawmakers in Washington were barreling towards what now seems an inevitable second impeachment for the President. 

With the failure of a House resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the President from office, House Democrats are expected to move swiftly today on a vote to impeach the president for “incitement of insurrection.”

At least five Republican lawmakers are expected to join democrats in their vote to impeach, including third-ranking House GOP leader Liz Cheney of Wyoming

The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” said Cheney.  “Everything that followed was his doing.  None of this would have happened without the President.” 

Cheney is the highest-ranking member of her party to support charging the President and removing him from office.   

For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is said to view the impeachment process as an opportunity to distance his party from Trump and move on.  The Kentucky Republican is said to be furious over last Wednesday’s attack, breaking ties with the President and telling party members to “vote their conscious.”

Impeachment is scheduled for consideration at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, with debate over the article of impeachment scheduled for two hours. 

Read House Resolution 24:  Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors>>>