Ilhan Omar Is Trying To Impeach Trump

( Democrats are preparing yet another effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

Following riots at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday during the certification of the Electoral College results, progressive Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar said she was drawing up articles of impeachment.

While people were still storming the Capitol building with a joint session of Congress inside, Omar tweeted:

“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.

“This is on Donald Trump, period. He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately.”

Plenty of other prominent Democrats are calling for Trump’s impeachment following Wednesday’s actions. They claim that the president incident the riot by saying at a rally speech that protesters should march to the Capitol building while the certification vote was ongoing.

Democrat Chuck Schumer, who is poised to become the Senate Majority Leader, saying Wednesday’s actions were an “insurrection” that were “incited by the President.” He further said, “This President should not hold office one day longer.”

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference:

“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the Vice President to remove this President by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment. If the vice president and the Cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment that is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus and the American people.”

Some Republicans have even joined the fray. Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger said:

“The President must not relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily.”

The 25th Amendment has never been invoked to remove a president from office. To do so would require the support of the majority of Cabinet members as well as the vice president. Even if that support happened, it would then take a two-thirds majority vote through both the House and Senate, which is extremely unlikely to happen.

That makes yet another impeachment merry-go-round the most likely path for Democrats to pursue — especially since it is the only one they can actually control.

If Trump were to impeached, he would become the first president in history to be impeached twice. Back in 2019, the House impeached the president on two counts related to Trump allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats that included Joe Biden.

Even though the House impeached Trump, the Senate voted down removing him from office. Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote for Trump’s removal, and only on one of the two counts he faced.

The big question now is whether it’s even worth it for the House to pursue impeachment. Since Congress certified the Electoral College results, Trump will only be in office until January 20, at which time Biden will be inaugurated as the new president.