Congresswoman Sara Jacobs calls for the impeachment of President Trump
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As the House prepares for impeachment, President Donald Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. That’s according to a draft of the articles obtained by The Associated Press. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach Trump as she pushes the vice president to invoke constitutional authority to force him out.
San Diego Congresswoman Sara Jacobs, 53rd Congressional District, joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about if an impeachment of President Trump should happen.
“I believe we need to hold him and anyone who incited, encouraged or enacted this violence accountable to the highest level.” Jacobs went on to discuss how the country can move forward saying, “I don’t believe we will ever be able to heal and move forward if we do not hold this president accountable.”
Lawmakers are set to introduce the legislation Monday, with voting mid-week. Pelosi’s leadership team also will seek a quick vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment.
The four-page impeachment bill draws from Trump’s own false statements about his election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden; his pressure on state officials in Georgia to “find” him more votes; and his White House rally ahead of the Capitol siege, in which he encouraged thousands of supporters to “fight like hell” before they stormed the building on Wednesday.
A violent and largely white mob of Trump supporters overpowered police, broke through security lines and windows and rampaged through the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to scatter as they were finalizing Biden’s victory over Trump in the Electoral College.