The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a call by some Republican lawmakers to withdraw the impeachment motion against Donald Trump in the Senate.
Nancy Pelosi rejected a call by some Republican lawmakers to drop impeachment proceedings against Trump, saying Thursday that Donald Trump’s incitement of his supporters to attack the Congress building should not be ignored.
She said the House of Representatives is ready for impeachment to be sent. She also said the Senate, where the case against Trump is being conducted, has said they stand ready to receive the impeachment.
Some Republican lawmakers have said in recent days that continuing the impeachment proceedings against Trump in the Senate will increase divisions in the United States.
Just a week after Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives had opened impeachment proceedings against him in mid-January. Such proceedings are initiated by the House of Representatives but conducted and decided in the Senate – along the lines of a court case.
This makes Trump the first U.S. president against whom impeachment proceedings have been opened twice during his time in the White House.
A group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday (Jan. 6, 2021) to prevent the final confirmation of Joe Biden’s election victory after being incited to do so by Donald Trump in an inflammatory speech.
At least 6 people were killed in the attack.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN