The stage has been set for Donald Trump’s impeachment, as the team of House impeachment managers who would prosecute the case against Trump in the Senate has been announced by Pelosi.
The aforementioned team would be lead by the Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin, a former constitutional law professor who worte the resolution and helped draft the article of impeachment against Trump.
This move, came after the refusal of the vice president, Mike Pence to heed the call of the house to invoke the 25th amendment and remove Trump from office.
The house wanted Mike to strip Donald Trump of his presidential authority after he incited a mob that led a deadly assault on the US Capitol last week.
The 25th amendment allows for the vice president, with the support of a majority of the cabinet, to remove a president deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.
But, since President Pence refusal, as he thought invoking 25th amendment is not the best course of action, the house had to move ahead with impeachment processing.
The impeachment charge brought against Trump is “incitement of insurrection,” and directly quotes the president’s speech to supporters at the rally near the White House on 6 January, before a mob stormed the seat of American government. “If you don’t fight like hell,” Trump implored, “you’re not going to have a country anymore.”