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Democrats to push for Trump’s impeachment

Washington, Jan 10: Democratic-led efforts to im-peachUS President Donald Trump for a historic second time gained momentum over the weekend, although it looked far from certain whether enough Republicans would back the move with just days left in his term.

 Democratic members of the House of Representatives will intro-duce articles of impeach-ment Monday after Trump encouraged his supporters to storm the US Capitol Wednesday Representative Ted Lieu said on Twitter. 

The California Democrat, who helped draft the charges, said the articles had drawn 190 co-sponsors by Saturday night. As of Saturday afternoon, no Republicans had signed on, Lieu’s spokeswoman said.

 “We have videos of the speech where (Trump) in-cites the mob. We have videos of the mob violently attacking the Capitol. This isn’t a close call,” Lieu tweeted Saturday night,

 Trump initially praised his supporters at the Capitol but later condemned their violence in a video. The de-cision to call for calm came at the urging of senior aides, some arguing he could face removal from office or legal liability, sources said. Impeachment by the Democratio-ledHom, equiv-

nemocratic-led efforts I./to impeach US President Donald Trump for a historic second time gained momentum over the weekend The California I Democrat who helped draft the charges, said the articles had drawn 190 co-sponsors by Saturday night 

alent to an indictment, would trigger an unprece-dented second trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which cleared him during his first trial over allegations that he threat-ened US national security. Two previous Presidents were impeached but were also acquitted in the Senate. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scan-dal when it became clear he would be removed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also asked mem-bers to draft legislation aimed at invoking the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which al-lows for stripping the pow-ers from a President.

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