Donald Trump faces impeachment TODAY as Democrats strike back after Congress riot

Donald Trump tells protesters in Washington to 'go home'

Violent protests in Washington broke out ahead of Congress certifying Joe Biden’s US election win on Thursday. Video footage shows thousands of protestors storming the building and fighting police.

After the violent protests, police confirmed four people had died.

Critics have called on President Trump to be impeached after inciting the violent protests.

Before Congress was stormed on Wednesday, Mr Trump spoke to his supporters at a rally in Washington.

President Trump told the crowd he will “never concede” his disproven claims of electoral fraud.

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He said: “All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical Democrats.

“We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.”

His sons, Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, also spoke at the rally in Washington before the violent protest and urged Republicans to “fight” for their father.

On Thursday, Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, said the House would impeach President Trump today.

US political commentator and speechwriter, Jon Favreau, took to Twitter to urge Congress to impeach the president.

He wrote: “At this point, I don’t see how the House doesn’t impeach.

“Take the vote, throw it in Mitch’s lap, and let the Senate Republicans decide that they want to protect the guy who sent a violent mob to their Chamber.”

He added: “I worry about the next 12 days, but to me the most persuasive reason to impeach now is so he’s unable to run again.

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“We have short memories, and Trump running again is an existential threat to America and the world. Because he could win.”

President Trump will have to leave the White House in less than two weeks as Joe Biden will be inaugurated.

In response to Mr Favreau’s tweet, Ms Omar said: “We will impeach!”

Writing on Thursday, she added: “Most likely tomorrow.”

Impeachment is the process by which Congress can put a certain official, including the president, on trial.

America’s constitution sets out a range of offences that can lead to impeachment – “Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.”

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, urged Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment which removes a president who is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.

The 25th Amendment requires the vice president and “a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law” inform the Congress that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”, according to the American Constitution.

President Trump has previously been impeached in 2020 over claims he abused his power by withholding aide from Ukraine in the hope it would investigate Mr Biden’s son.

Only two other US presidents have been impeached and Mr Trump could be the first president to be impeached twice.

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