Congress Opens Another Impeachment Of Trump For Inciting “Insurrection”; 6 keys

The House of Representatives approved the opening of a new impeachment trial against the outgoing president, Donald Trump, this time under the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” for last week’s assault on the Capitol.

In a week of succession of historic days in Washington, the Lower House experienced another in which it confirmed what it had promised and formally opened the second process of impeachment of Trump.

1) Trump became the first president in the more than 200 years of the country’s history, he is politically prosecuted on two occasions.

The vote went ahead thanks to the Democratic majority, although ten Republican legislators were added, who recognized that the president’s performance regarding the assault on the Capitol did not live up to the demands of the office of president.

2) The process initiated in the Lower House promises to oblige the Senate to subject Trump to a political trial that will take place when the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, is already in power, and which will therefore not have as its main objective the removal of the president, but his possible disqualification from holding future political positions .

Washington once again showed images unthinkable for the capital, such as those of the legislators through the corridors of the Legislative between dozens of members of the National Guard lying resting on the cold marble floors of the Capitol as part of the massive security device.

3) In his forceful opening speech, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, stressed that Trump “must go” as he is “a clear and present danger.”

“We know that the US president incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. You must leave. It is a clear and present danger for the nation that we all love, “said Pelosi in the plenary session of the House.

For their part, the majority of the Republican caucus of legislators opposed the measure on the grounds that the impeachment of Trump only contributes to fan the flames of “division” in the difficult times the country is going through.

“This is not the way if we want to recover unity. It is time to seek healing. Let’s stop this impeachment, ”replied Jeff van Drew, a Republican lawmaker from New Jersey.

4) Trump issued a statement, a traditional tool that he had to resort to given his suspension from social networks, in which he asked his followers not to engage in “violence” in the face of the multiple reports that point to new armed concentrations before the inauguration, within a week , of the president-elect, Joe Biden.

“Given the information about new demonstrations, I urge that there should be NO violence, NO law breaking, and NO vandalism of any kind,” Trump said in the brief note released by the White House.

His new message comes two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned that radical Trump supporters plan “armed protests” in all 50 states of the country between the 16th and the 20th, when Biden will take office.

Trump has sent mixed messages about his followers’ assault on Capitol Hill: during the attack, he described them as “very special people,” but later tried to distance himself from them and condemn the violence.

Trump avoided taking any responsibility for what happened and defended as “totally appropriate” the speech he gave before the assault on the Capitol, in which he urged his followers to address Congress to prevent legislators from ratifying Biden’s victory.

5) The United States is experiencing unprecedented recent political tension after the violent assault on Capitol Hill last week by a mob of Trump supporters, which left five dead.

The outgoing president has criticized the new impeachment against him as “absolutely ridiculous” and “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”

All this less than a week before the formal handover ceremony, scheduled for January 20, in which Democrat Joe Biden will assume the Presidency.

6) In a sign of growing concern, the popular digital vacation rental platform Airbnb announced the “cancellation” of all reservations in the Washington area during the next week to prevent the arrival of hate groups in the US capital.

The authorities have already carried out a huge police deployment in Washington, with more than 10,000 troops, and erecting fences around the Capitol, on whose steps the investiture ceremony will take place, to avoid the scenes of the chaotic day last Wednesday that they went around the world.