- US House Majority Whip James Clyburn said House Democrats could possibly wait months to deliver President Donald Trump’s articles of impeachment to the Senate, specifically after President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in the White House, according to CNN.
- “Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that,” Clyburn said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday.
- House Democrats are planning for the impeachment of Trump following Wednesday’s riots at the US Capitol.
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US House Majority Whip James Clyburn said on Sunday House Democrats could give President-elect Joe Biden a couple of months in the White House before delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that,” Clyburn said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.
House Speaker Pelosi has urged her colleagues to come back to Washington DC in a “Dear Colleague” letter on Saturday follow cries for Trump’s removal from office.
“It’s up to the Speaker to do whatever she thinks is the best thing to do. But all I’m saying is you can manage this in such a way that you make an effective presentation to the Senate,” Clyburn added.
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Clyburn’s statement follows HouseDemocrats’ push for impeachment following the deadly breach at the US Capitol last Wednesday.
“President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government,” a draft of the article of impeachment read. “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coordinated branch of government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
Thousands of pro-Trump supporters gathered in Washington DC last week as Congress convened to certify Biden’s win. The riot has resulted in five deaths and an estimated 80 people have been arrested so far for their involvement.
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