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Dems Draft Impeachment With Single Article; WH Says Will Only Further Divide

Dems Draft Impeachment With Single Article; WH Says Will Only Further Divide
Bill Zawacki carries a banner that reads "impeach" near the U.S. Capitol Building, two days after a pro-Trump mob broke into the building on Jan. 8, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 08 January 2021 05:44 PM

House Democrats have drafted an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be introduced Monday charging him with ''incitement to insurrection'' for the Washington protest on Wednesday that breached the Capitol building, several media outlets reported.

Democrat Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Ted Lieu of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland have distributed a draft of the article, NBC News and the Daily Mail reported.

"Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States," the document — provided by Cicilline says, NBC reported.

Trump is a "threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office," it reads. "President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States."

White House spokesman Judd Deere told Forbes in a statement that the effort to impeach Trump a second time would only act to further divisions.

''A politically motivated impeachment against a President with 12 days remaining in his term will only serve to further divide our great country,'' Deere said.

There were 112 Democratic co-sponsors as of Friday afternoon, NBC said. However, despite conversations with Republicans, no GOP lawmaker has gone along, NBC said citing an unidentified congressional official.

NBC added that Democrats began composing the bill as soon as they were evacuated off the floor of Congress when protesters breached the Capitol during the certification vote of the Electoral College.

The measure comes along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi writing to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, about preventing Trump from launching a nuclear strike.

"The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy," Pelosi wrote.

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