WASHINGTON — Articles of impeachment charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection” were introduced by House Democrats on Monday after last week’s violent US Capitol siege — describing him as “a threat to national security” and seeking to bar him from running for president in the future.
The single impeachment article accuses Trump of making repeated false claims about widespread fraud in the US election, inciting his supporters to interrupt a vote on Biden’s Electoral College victory in Congress last week, and pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn Biden’s win in the Peach State.
“In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government,” the document reads.
“He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government. He therefore betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
“Donald John Trump, by such conduct,