Trump Impeachment: Democrats Are Preparing to Act Against the Parliamentary Riots
The US House of Representatives could vote for an impeachment article against President Donald Trump as early as Tuesday, according to Democratic senior lawmakers.
The Democratic Party of the House of Representatives plans to introduce charges of "riot incitement" against the president over his role in the violent assault on the Capitol.
House whip James Cliburn said CNN's actions will take place this week.
However, the party will not be able to send articles to the Senate for trial until after Joe Biden's first 100 days in office.
"Give Biden the presidential election the 100 days needed to put the agenda into action," Cliburn said.
This will allow Mr. Biden to identify the new cabinet and launch key policies, including tackling the coronavirus. This is something you have to wait for if the Senate has already received the impeachment article.
Mr. Trump hasn't issued an official statement since it was banned from several social media platforms, including Twitter, on Friday.
But on Sunday, the White House announced that the president would travel to Texas on Tuesday to visit the Mexican border wall and emphasize the work of his administration there.
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Hunting to identify and arrest rioters in the Capitol
Mr. Trump has been accused of increasing Democrats and Republicans for encouraging five people to die in a parliamentary riot last Wednesday.
But Republican senators haven't said they'll vote to convict him of cheating in the Senate.
A second Republican senator, Pat Toomey, called on Mr. Trump to resign on Sunday.
"I think the best way for our country is ... the president resigns and resigns as soon as possible," Sen Toumi told NBC's Meet the Press.
"I admit it's unlikely, but I think it's best."
Originally from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski was the first Republican Senator to urge the president to go. Ben Sasse, a Republican Senator in Nebraska, said he would consider impeachment articles if approved by the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, former Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger named Mr. Trump "the worst president ever" in a social media video on Sunday.
The actor likened Wednesday's violence to Kristallnacht, or the violence of Glass Night when Jewish property was destroyed in Nazi Germany in 1938.