As the House of Representatives debates the second impeachment of President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deemed the president a “clear and present danger” in the wake of the violence that occurred at the Capitol on January 6 by pro-Trump rioters. She encouraged GOP colleagues, a few of whom have come out in favor of a second impeachment, to “search your souls.”
House Speaker Pelosi opens debate on impeaching President Trump:— The Recount (@therecount) January 13, 2021
“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.” pic.twitter.com/ZemC3V4yys
Pelosi on Trump, speaking in favor of the article of impeachment: “He must go. He is a clear and present danger.” Pelosi describes January 6 as “a day of fire.”— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 13, 2021
Pelosi calls those who raided the Capitol “domestic terrorists.” Asks Republicans to “search your souls.”— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 13, 2021
Pelosi advocated for a "Constitutional remedy," via impeachment and conviction, in order to bar the president from running for office further.
"I believe the President must be convicted by the Senate, a Constitutional remedy that will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man who is so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together,” Pelosi said on the House floor, adding that "Those insurrectionists were not patriots. They were not part of a political base to be catered to and managed. They were domestic terrorists. And justice must prevail.”
The vote on a second impeachment for President Trump is expected to be held later this afternoon.