Donald Trump Charged With Incitement Of Insurrection, Article Of Impeachment Introduced
Democrats in the House of Representatives have charged Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” as they introduced an article of impeachment against him Monday, Jan. 11th.
The charge stems from Donald Trump inciting violence via Twitter when thousands of his supporters rioted on the capitol to protest Congress certifying Joe Biden’s win.
The House Republications reportedly looked to Vice President Mike Pence as they tried to block the move that would remove Donald Trump as president thanks to the 25th Amendment.
For Donald Trump to be removed before Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20th, the House Democrats would have to get enough votes from the party, and two-thirds of the Senate.
As previously reported, Twitter banned Donald Trump from the social media platform for urging violence during the riots that left four dead.
He attempted to tweet from the official @POTUS account, but those were also deleted.
Twitter’s ban came just after Mark Zuckerberg announced that Donald Trump is banned from Instagram and Facebook as well. Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement:
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden. His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”
He continued and said the ban will last for at least two weeks, once the transition to Joe Biden is done and Donald Trump is no longer president. He also suggested it could last “indefinitely.”
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
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