Rep. Omar unveils impeachment resolution against Trump | KSTP.com

Rep. Omar unveils impeachment resolution against Trump

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: January 07, 2021 09:52 PM
Created: January 07, 2021 12:23 PM

Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar unveiled a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump.

The move comes from the Minnesota lawmaker a day after pro-Trump extremists violently breached the Capitol building as Congress met to certify November's election results.

According to a news release, the resolution was co-lead by Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, Al Green, Hank Johnson, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Vicente Gonzalez, Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones, Veronica Escobar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Cori Bush.

Wednesday, Omar announced via Twitter she was drawing up articles of impeachment.

Minnesota representatives react to violent protest at US Capitol, Rep. Omar says she's drawing up articles of impeachment

"Donald Trump remains the single greatest threat to our democracy," Omar said in a statement Thursday. “Every day that he remains in the office of the presidency—overseeing the United States military and nuclear arsenal—is a day the safety of the American people and the world are threatened. The very administration officials who have been complicit in his crimes cannot be relied upon. We must impeach and remove him from office immediately so that he cannot threaten our democracy and the world any longer or hold public office ever again. Congress should reconvene immediately to carry out this constitutional duty.”

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) also came out in support of the removing Trump from office, either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment.

"President Trump incited seditionists to attack the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to subvert the will of the American people and overturn the results of the presidential election," Smith said. "He is a clear and present danger to our democracy, and to our domestic and national security. He should be removed from office immediately, either through the 25th amendment or impeachment."

Omar said the House of Representatives could start impeachment proceedings as soon as Friday.

View the full resolution here.


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