“If none of that happens, then on Monday, we will introduce the article of impeachment which is incitement to insurrection, and we do expect a floor vote this coming week.” This comes after the group believes the sitting President incited violence last week at the US Capitol.
“We are going to act next week and impeach, and show the world America is stronger than Donald Trump,” Rep. Lydia M. Velázquez said. When asked by a reporter what’s the importance of impeachment, Rep. Thomas Suez responded in part by saying it would remove his pardon powers.
1 hr 11 min ago Bill Hawaii, 70, walks in front of the US Capitol on Saturday, January 9, in silent protest. He said he flew to Washington, DC, on Thursday from his home in Portland, Oregon, after seeing the violent attack on Congress.
Bill Hawaii, 70, was seen walking in front of the US Capitol on Saturday in silent protest just days after scores of rioters stormed the venerable American landmark. Hawaii said he flew to Washington, DC, on Thursday from his home in Portland, Oregon, after seeing the violent attack on Congress.
“I expected there to be 10,000 people out here,” Hawaii told CNN as he walked along the sidewalk surrounding the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Hawaii, a retired bus driver, said he has only been to the nation’s capital to protest once before, at a climate rally a few years back.
But he was compelled to travel again this week to make his voice heard after the siege on the Capitol. Jacob Anthony Chandler, also known as Jake Angel, confronts Capitol Police outside the Senate Chamber on January 6.
Jacob Anthony Chandler, the man wearing a bearskin headdress during the US Capitol siege, has told the FBI he came to Washington earlier this week “as a part of a group effort, with other ‘patriots’ from Arizona, at the request of the President that all ‘patriots’ come to DC on January 6, 2021,” according to a narrative from investigators in his court record. Chandler had called the FBI the day after the attack Wednesday and confirmed to them he was the person in the photos in the vice president’s chair in the Senate, the court document said.
His voluntary disclosure to the FBI is the strongest wording in court filings yet indicating coordination between followers of the President that led to the violent and destructive overrun of the Capitol, and how much they sought to follow Trump ’s prompts. “On January 7, 2021, Chandler called in to the Washington Field Office of the FBI, to voluntarily speak with law enforcement.
The Seattle Police Department has placed at least two officers on administrative leave while officials investigate whether they took part in Wednesday's deadly riot at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, the department's chief, Adrian Diaz, said in a statement on Friday night. “Today the Seattle Police Department was made aware that at least two of its officers were reportedly in Washington, DC, on Wednesday,” the statement read.
Four other people died Wednesday during the stunning attack at the heart of American democracy as mob members vandalized the building and assaulted police officers. One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies.
Officer Sick nick joined the USCG in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department's First Responder's Unit. Police identified them as Benjamin Phillips, 50, of Ring town, Pennsylvania; Kevin Gleeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; and Rosanne Boy land, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia.
I live in a great amount of fear now ... as the emotions of the people rioting will, no doubt, trickle down to residents in my community.” Yesterday, on my drive home, I was so angry with the terrorists who desecrated our Temple of Liberty, I cried.
But Democrats are cognizant of the fact they have little time to force Trump out of office and moving forward with impeachment could force the Senate to hold an impeachment trial in the first days of the new Biden administration, which would amount to a major distraction from the new President's ambitious new agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus on a call Friday afternoon that she prefers Trump resigning or Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from power.
Pelosi began the call solemn and emotional about the events that have transpired over the last 72 hours. Democrats also discussed the possibility of creating a commission to examine Trump's fitness for office through the 25th Amendment, an option that could be used as an alternative to impeachment.
As Pelosi and her leadership team ran through their options Thursday night, the overwhelming sentiment was that impeachment was the way forward, according to multiple sources.