Rep Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is drafting articles of impeachment against outgoing President Donald Trump after thousands of his supporters stormed the Capitol. Omar said Thursday she was drafting articles of impeachment against Trump for his actions which many called an attack on Democracy itself.
“Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar wrote on Twitter. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”
I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.
Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021
Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol breaking glass, threatening security officers and politicians. One person was shot and killed during the day and three other people died due to medical emergencies, CNN reported. Trump instigated the incident as he tweeted for his supporters to approach the building.
Early Jan. 6, Vice President Mike Pence wrote and released a letter saying he would not interfere in the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden in the largely ceremonial process.
The House of Representatives already impeached Trump once for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. That makes it likely they’ll have no issues doing it a second time considering what happened Wednesday, but getting Republicans on board could be harder, even if they’re ashamed by the day’s events.