Rep. Omar Says She Is Drafting Articles Of Impreachement Against Trump

Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She is Drafting Up Article Of Impeachment Against Trump After Supporters Stormed The Capital

Ilhan Omar
Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks during a congressional hearing. Image: Youtube/CSPAN

Rep Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is drafting articles of impeachment against outgoing President Donald Trump after thousands of his supporters stormed the Capitol. Omar said Thursday she was drafting articles of impeachment against Trump for his actions which  many called an attack on Democracy itself.

“Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar wrote on Twitter. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol breaking glass, threatening security officers and politicians. One person was shot and killed during the day and three other people died due to medical emergencies, CNN reported. Trump instigated the incident as he tweeted for his supporters to approach the building.

Early Jan. 6, Vice President Mike Pence wrote and released a letter saying he would not interfere in the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden in the largely ceremonial process.

The House of Representatives already impeached Trump once for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. That makes it likely they’ll have no issues doing it a second time considering what happened Wednesday, but getting Republicans on board could be harder, even if they’re ashamed by the day’s events.
After Trump supporters had been moved out of the Capitol, Republicans including Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) still objected to several states certifying their electoral college votes. Hawley got several Republicans to join the effort to overturn the election results earlier in the week and they were planning to delay and uphold the certification. Hawley, who sent out a fundraising email during the incident Wednesday, also had a photo taken of him encouraging Trump supporters as they began to storm the Capitol.
However, after the incident, many of the same lawmakers including Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Loeffler, who lost her Senate race to Rev. Raphael Warnock the day before, couldn’t wait to separate themselves from the outgoing president.