The House Resolution 24 impeaches US President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. “Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment stating that President Trump incited an insurrection against the government of the United States,” stated the Congress.
The House voted 232 to 197 on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post and the New York Times, impeaching US President Trump for the second time. The vote was reportedly historic as only two other presidents have been impeached and none has been impeached twice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “He Must Go”
Speaker Pelosi delivered her remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of House Resolution 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
“We know that we face enemies of the Constitution. We know we experienced the insurrection that violated the sanctity of the people’s Capitol and attempted to overturn the duly recorded will of the American people. And we know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our common country,” said Speaker Pelosi.
“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love. The President must be impeached…” added the Speaker.
Here’s a video containing the remarks of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as made public on her tweet.
We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection – this armed rebellion – against our American democracy. He must go. pic.twitter.com/pIxOv2hOQv
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 14, 2021
Representative Kevin McCarthy
Republican Leader and Representative of California Kevin McCarthy, on the other hand, expressed that he is against the impeachment. “I believe, impeaching the president in a short time frame would be a mistake. No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held,” said McCarthy.
“This is what a vote to impeach would do – a vote to impeach would further divide this the nation, vote to impeach will further fan the flames of partisan division,” he added.
However, he still made mention that Trump bears responsibility for last week’s violence. “That doesn’t mean the president is free from fault. The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding,” McCarthy said.
The United States remains exceptional. And right now the eyes of the world are upon us. We must seize this opportunity to heal and grow stronger. https://t.co/UapsQMeTVP
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 13, 2021
Trump Urges Supporters to Remain Peaceful
After the impeachment, Trump has issued a video statement urging his supporters to remain peaceful, saying that he condemns the violence that has been seen last week at the US Capitol. “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement,” said Trump.
“Mob violence go against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting out movement, you are attacking it and you are attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it.”
– US President Donald Trump
Trump’s message has just been recently published by the official YouTube channel and official Twitter account of the White House (@WhiteHouse). Below is the said video statement for you to see firsthand.
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