Democrats are pursuing a quick impeachment a week after President Donald Trump gave a speech they say incited insurrection. On Jan. 6, while Congress was in the process of counting Electoral Votes and certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, clashed with police, and forced lawmakers to pause their sessions and evacuate to safety.
During rules debate Jan. 13, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said urgent consequences are needed for President Donald Trump’s actions in regard to the insurrection. He quoted Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and other Republicans who called for the impeachment of the president.
He argued that members of Congress did not rush to impeach and do not do it lightly, and emphasized that various Republicans agree to Trump should be held accountable for inciting the Capitol riot.
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