Democrats have RELEASED their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
They plan on beginning the process of impeaching him on Monday.
Keep in mind…
President Trump has less than 2 weeks until his first term ends on January 20th.
So why would Democrats attempt to rush through an impeachment?
First, they want to stop President Trump from EVER holding office again.
Second, they want to remove his Secret Service protection.
More details confirming all of the stunning details below:
Here is the draft Article of Impeachment: INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION pic.twitter.com/DorotYJEDi
— Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) January 9, 2021
Latest draft of the articles of impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday includes one article: “incitement of insurrection.” Reps. Cicilline, Lieu and Raskin are taking the lead pic.twitter.com/DUaVALWgzM
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2021
BREAKING: We are moving forward with introducing Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.
He is a real danger to our country.
He must be removed from office immediately and barred from ever holding an elected office again. pic.twitter.com/zncFXwEFjg
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) January 8, 2021
Fox News confirms these new articles of impeachment:
House Democrats were drafting new articles of impeachment against President Trump on Friday following a deadly riot at the Capitol two days earlier in a failed attempt to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California were taking the lead on an impeachment resolution targeting Trump’s alleged efforts to incite the riot, Fox News has confirmed. The riot was a major security breach that forced lawmakers to evacuate to secure locations.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota, was also circulating articles of impeachment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed impeachment efforts Friday afternoon in an hours-long call with the Democratic caucus, calling the conversation “sad, moving and patriotic.”
Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had pushed for Trump’s immediate removal of office through the 25th Amendment, arguing it was too risky to keep Trump in power until Jan. 20, when Democrat Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated.
But if Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet don’t remove Trump, as the amendment would require, Democrats seemed to have broad support among their caucus for a second round of impeachment. (The president’s forced removal before his term ends was appearing unlikely Friday.)
So why are Democrats rushing this through?
Why are they so eager to impeach President Trump as quickly as possible?
They know that he is STRONG!
They know that he is still INCREDIBLY popular with the base.
There is a reason they call him Teflon Don.
They want to make sure he can NEVER hold office again.
Look at the very last line of the articles they drafted up:
President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
Banned from office. For life.
But that’s not all.
There are rumors that this could REVOKE President Trump’s Secret Service protection.
YES… President’s get Secret Service protection after they leave office.
BUT… there is much legal debate as to whether that extends to impeached and removed presidents.
Democrats are rooting for this on social media.
Take a look:
Can we all at least agree there's one group of innocent & honorable people that are going to suffer from this decision…his Secret Service detail It's going to be a long 12 days so for their sake lets impeach & remove him or use the 25th Amendment!
— Jay Sadowski (@jayc6390) January 9, 2021
Impeach him and convict, and he also loses his pension. He also loses Secret Service protection when removed via impeachment.
— Joe Tosha (@joetosha54) January 7, 2021
Secret Service has got to be pleading for the impeach/convict so they can get as far from him as possible.
— Nikki Smith (@kennahgramma) January 9, 2021
Impeach! Don't let him resign a la Nixon… so he keeps his "retirement" payouts, health care, and Secret Service protection. We should not pay for that.
— Mickie Parker (@MickPea) January 9, 2021
That is perfect. As his fans turn on him, he deserves no secret service protection. Impeach him!
— doggone (@doggone04103525) January 9, 2021
Here’s what Mother Jones, a liberal online “think tank” (LOL) has to say about impeachment and Secret Service protection for Trump:
The 1958 Former Presidents Act assures that no president leaves office without being set for life—it guarantees a pension, access to health insurance, office space and staff, and Secret Service protection for as long as he or she wants it. There is, however, one exception: These perks are only granted to presidents who aren’t removed from office in an impeachment trial.
For Donald Trump, who boasts of being a billionaire (though one who appeared to be headed for financial troubles, even before Wednesday’s insurrection), the pension may not be a big deal. It is lavish, set to be $219,000 this year, but a fraction of what Trump earns from his business. But losing the Secret Service protection might be more painful. No one knows how much is spent on protecting former presidents—the Secret Service budget for that is kept secret—but it’s not a small number.
And not only would Trump have to pay for his own security, he would lose the ability to charge taxpayers when his protective detail stays at his properties around the globe. While in office, Trump has billed taxpayers more than $1.1. million for Secret Service personnel to stay at his properties, including renting the agency a cottage at his Bedminster golf course for $21,000 per month.
On Friday, House Democrats said they were moving quickly towards impeachment. They would need support from a substantial number of Senate Republicans in order to convict Trump; if the president were impeached but acquitted in the Senate, he would still have access to all of the post-presidency benefits. No president has ever been denied these benefits, and a government legal opinion in 1974 found that even Richard Nixon, who resigned but was not removed, was eligible.
After Democrats have whipped their base into a frenzy…
After Democrats have incited violence against President Trump…
Now they openly are rooting for his Secret Service protection to be taken away!
These are sick people!
Some legal experts on the congressional power of impeachment believe President Trump could be impeached and tried in the Senate even after he leaves office at noon on Jan. 20. https://t.co/lnGCbN1v58
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2021