WASHINGTON, January 13. /TASS/. The US House of Representatives commenced discussion of the initiative to impeach President Donald Trump’s second impeachment during his time in office.
Speaking at the debate, initiated by the US Democratic Party, Chairman of the House Rules Committee James McGovern opined that the lawmakers discuss a "historic measure at an actual crime scene."
"We wouldn’t be here if it were not for the president of the United States," the lawmaker believes.
He and other Dems accused Trump, a Republican, of provoking the "violent mod" to storm the Capitol on January 6.
In the upcoming hours, the lawmakers will discuss and adopt the rules of the impeachment procedure, and then they will begin the debate in substance.
Commenting on the recent Washington event, McGovern claimed that this was an attempt of coup d’etat in the US.
"The symbol was unmistakable: these thugs [Trump supporters] should stage a coup, so Donald Trump can hang on to power, the people's will be damned. This beacon of democracy became the site of a vicious attack," McGovern said, referring to the Capitol.
Besides, the lawmaker speculated that the "attackers hunted down lawmakers to hold them hostage, or worse."
This version is currently begin probed by the US authorities, but, apparently, there’s little ground to those claims.
"Our country came under attack, not from a foreign nation, but from within. These were not protesters, these were not patriots. These were traitors. These were domestic terrorists. And they were acting under the orders of Donald Trump," the lawmaker said.
Previously, the Democrats already tried to impeach Trump, but that attempt failed after the US Senate exonerated the 45th President of the US.