DEMOCRATS in Congress are planning a swift impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The country and lawmakers are still coming to terms with the violent siege of the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6.
Where is Donald Trump today?
Here is a timeline of what Donald Trump has been doing ever since the Capitol riots rocked the country.
- January 6 – Trump addresses his supporters at a massive rally in Washington, DC, hours before many of them storm the Capitol.
- January 7 – Trump reluctantly concedes defeat to Joe Biden and called the riots a "heinous attack on the nation's capital."
- January 8 – Twitter permanently suspends not only Trump's personal Twitter account but also his campaign account, prompting the president to tweet from the presidential @POTUS account, which Twitter then subsequently deleted.
- January 8 – Trump says he might consider launching his own platform after he himself was permanently banned from Twitter and subsequently removed from other social media platforms.
- January 11 – Impeachment proceedings against Trump are expected to begin.
Why was Trump's Twitter banned?
Twitter sacked Trump’s account, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol.
Facebook and Instagram banned him from their platforms until after the inauguration.
"As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech," Trump wrote after his ban from the site.
"And tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me," the president tweeted from the @Potus account after @realDonaldTrump got banned.
Trump's tweets on the government-affiliated @POTUS were later deleted as it broke Twitter's rules of a banned person using another account to circumvent the rules.
Is Trump facing a second impeachment?
President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented second impeachment as House Democrats officially push forward to charge him with "inciting insurrection" in the wake of the Capitol siege.
Democrats have already drafted the single article for Trump's impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday.
Trump could become the first president in history to be impeached twice with the single charge to be voted on as early as January 11.
To succeed two-thirds of senators would have to vote to impeach the outgoing president before the end of his term on January 20.
The document, which has over 150 sponsors, accuses Trump of violating his Constitutional duty by encouraging a crowd of his supporters to fight the vote to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory and denounces him as a “threat to national security.”
“In all of this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States government.
"He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transfer of power, and imperiled a coordinate branch of government,” the document reads.
“He thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
"Wherefore, President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law,” it continued.
“President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, and profit under the United States.”
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