Representative Ilhan Omar Starting Impeachment Proceedings Against Donald Trump
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has announced that she is drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after today's violence and storming of the Capitol Building by his supporters in Washington.
Omar, the representative for Minnesota's 5th district and member of the Democratic Party tweeted: "I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.
"Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
"We can't allow him to remain in office, it's a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath."
The violence that has erupted in Washington DC today saw Trump supporters invade the Capitol Building, forcing the evacuation of the politicians within, as well as the shooting of a woman.
The woman's condition is not yet known.
Furthermore, two suspected explosive devices were discovered in the headquarters of the Republican Party and the Democratic National Congress.
The device in the Republican headquarters was safely detonated by a bomb squad.
In an address to his supporters, Trump reiterated his baseless claims about the 3 November election being 'stolen' and in some way fraudulent.
However, he did tell his supporters to go home peacefully.
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In a video posted to his Twitter, the President said: "I know your pain, I know you're hurt, we had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election and every knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now, we have to have peace.
"We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order - we don't want anybody hurt.
"It's a very tough period of time, there's never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us, from me, from you, and from our country.
"This was a fraudulent election, but we can't play into the hands of these people.
"We have to have peace, so go home. We love you, you're very special. You've seen what happens, you've seen the way that others are treated that are so bad and so evil.
"I know how you feel, but go home, and go home in peace."
His victorious opponent in the election, President-elect Joe Biden said: "Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are.
"What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it's disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now."
He added: "America is so much better than what we're seeing today."
Congress is expected to ratify Biden's electoral college victory either later today or tomorrow, following the break-up of their sitting.
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