House Dems Reportedly Drafting Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump, McCarthy & Graham Respond

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House Democrats are reportedly drafting new articles of impeachment against President Trump following the security breach at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Democrat Reps. David Cicilline (RI), Jamie Raskin (MD), and Ted Lieu (CA) are reported to be drafting the articles of impeachment and are expected to be introduced into the House on Monday as a privileged resolution. The language is narrowly focused on events from Wednesday and accuses President Trump of inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government, as reported by Fox News.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed impeachment efforts Friday afternoon in a call with the Democratic caucus. Earlier on Friday, Pelosi said she had spoken to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley about protecting the nuclear codes from an “unhinged president.”

“[F]ollowing the President’s dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to … call on Trump to depart his office – immediately,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to her fellow Democrats Friday. “If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement Friday, following the Democrats’ calls to impeach President Trump, advising against the Democrats’ attempt to impeach the president.

“Impeaching the President with just 12 days left in his term will only divide our country more. I have reached out to President-Elect Biden today and plan to speak to him about how we must work together to lower the temperature and unite the country to solve America’s challenges,” McCarthy stated in part. Continued Below

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also released a statement on Twitter, writing, “As President [Donald Trump] stated last night, it is time to heal and move on. If Speaker Pelosi pushes impeachment in the last days of the Trump presidency, it will do more harm than good. I’m hopeful President-elect Biden sees the damage that would be done from such action.”

“Speaker Pelosi is hanging by a political thread, and Senator Schumer lives in fear of a primary from the radical left. It is up to President-elect Biden to step in and allow the nation to heal,” he wrote.

“Any attempt to impeach President Trump would not only be unsuccessful in the Senate but would be a dangerous precedent for the future of the presidency. It will take both parties to heal the nation,” Graham added. Continued Below

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s full statement:

Senator Lindsey Graham’s statement: