House Democrats launched an unprecedented second impeachment of the president, one week after violent protesters mobbed the Capitol to demanded President Trump be declared the winner of the presidential election.
“This was not a protest, this was an insurrection,” House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, said, opening the debate. “This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump.”
Democrats and a handful of Republicans later today will vote to pass one impeachment resolution charging Trump with inciting an insurrection, a reference to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters that left five people dead, dozens injured, and the historic building strewn with damage.
Democrats opened the debate arguing Trump had violated his oath of office by stirring up the protests and inspiring the attack while doing nothing to prevent the violent events of that day.
“There is no doubt in my mind that the president