House Dems begin second push to impeach Trump

House Democrats introduced one article of impeachment on Monday, charging U.S. President Donald Trump with ‘incitement of insurrection’ in their second push to remove him from office.

The resolution noted that Trump, at a Wednesday rally, made statements that "encouraged and foreseeably resulted in” the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

TRUMP: "Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong."

Earlier on Monday - Republicans blocked an effort to immediately consider a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove an unfit president.

The House is expected to vote on that resolution Tuesday.

But with Pence and his fellow Republicans showing little interest in invoking the 25th Amendment - which has never been used - the next step, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is to bring impeachment legislation to the Floor.

If passed, it would make Trump the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

The Republican-controlled Senate would not take up the charge until January 19th at the earliest… Trump's last full day in office.

But regardless of timing, if the Senate voted to convict Trump, he could be barred from holding public office in the future.

Video Transcript

- The House stands adjourned to 9:00 AM tomorrow.

- House Democrats introduced one article of impeachment on Monday, charging US President Donald Trump with incitement of insurrection in their second push to remove him from office.

DONALD TRUMP: We're going to walk down to the Capitol.

- The resolution noted that Trump at a Wednesday rally made statements that encouraged and forcibly resulted in the attack on the US Capitol.

DONALD TRUMP: Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.

- House Resolution 21--

- Earlier on Monday, Republicans blocked an effort to immediately consider a resolution, asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove an unfit president.

- I object.

- Objection is heard.

- The House is expected to vote on that resolution Tuesday. But with Pence and his fellow Republicans showing little interest in invoking the 25th Amendment, which has never been used, the next step according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to bring impeachment legislation to the floor. If passed, it would make Trump the only president in US history to be impeached twice.

The Republican controlled Senate would not take up the charge until January 19th at the earliest, Trump's last full day in office. But regardless of timing, if the Senate voted to convict Trump, he could be barred from holding public office in the future.