House Democrats: Trump a 'Threat to National Security, Democracy, and the Constitution'

House Democrats: Trump a 'Threat to National Security, Democracy, and the Constitution'


House Democrats have prepared Articles of Impeachment, asserting that President Trump is a “threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution.”

The articles, drafted by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), accuse Trump of inciting the chaos that descended upon the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after delivering a speech to his supporters, who gathered in D.C. for a “Save America Rally.” It was there, lawmakers contend, that Trump reiterated “false claims that ‘we won this election, and we won it by a landslide.’”

“He also willfully made statements that encouraged — and foreseeably resulted in — imminent lawless action at the Capitol,” the articles continue, explicitly accusing Trump of inciting lawlessness:

Incited by President Trump, a mob unlawfully breached the Capitol, injured law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress and the Vice President, interfered with the Join Session’s solemn constitutional duty to certify the

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