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U.S. House of Representatives Introduce Resolution to Impeach Trump

Mondaire Jones

"We must ensure that this is Donald Trump's last opportunity to do harm.

MikelleStreet

In the wake of Donald Trump inciting a militia of followers to overtake the Capitol in an unprecedented insurrection, there have been bipartisan calls for his removal. Multiple lawmakers have demanded either impeachment or invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office immediately. Notably, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has joined calls to invoke the 25th amendment. Wednesday, as the Capitol was still under siege with lawmakers under lockdown, Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted that she was drawing up articles of impeachment. Now, that daft has been introduced with co-leads David Cicilline, Mondaire Jones, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Veronica Escobar, Jamaal Bowman, Ayanna Pressley, Vicente Gonalez, Al Green, and Hank Johnson.

"Just this week, Donald Trump abused his power yet again, pressuring state officials to deny the results of the November election and inciting a violent mob to descend upon the legislative branch -- all in an attempt to undermine the integrity of our democracy," Jones, who made history earlier this month when he became one of two Black gay men sworn into Congress. The other, Ritchie Torres, was sworn in the same day. "We must ensure that this is Donald Trump's last opportunity to do harm. That's why I'm proud to join my colleagues in calling for impeachment. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Donald Trumps in the Republican Party seek to ascend to higher office, and we must send them a message that no one is above the law." Jones notably is regarded as the most powerful freshman member of Congress as he was elected to be the representative to House leadership.

The resolution itself aims to impeach Trump "for high crimes and misdemeanors." The articles call out his abuse of his powers when he attempted to "unlawfully overturn the results of the November 2020 Presidential election in the State of Georgia," as well as incited "violence and [orchestrated] an attempted coup against our country." The House of Representatives impeached Trump in December 2019, but the Senate acquitted him of the charges and never removed him from office.

According to a CNN report, Pelosi believes the House could successfully impeach Trump again.

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.