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House Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drafted orders of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday.
The order states that, in light of "high crimes and misdemeanors," it is "Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
"Article of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
"ARTICLE I: INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION
"The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives 'shall have the sole Power of Impeachment' and that the President 'shall be removed from Office on Impeachment For, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors'. Further, section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits any person who has 'engaged in insurrection or rebellion 12 against’’ the United States from ‘‘hold[ing] any office . . . under the United States.
"In his conduct while President of the United States—and in violation his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States..."
By impeaching Trump with barely more than a week to go in his term, Pelosi intends to prevent him from running in any future elections.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.