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House Democrats proceed with impeachment, while other legislators want to allow for peaceful transition

Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump could be introduced as soon as today, but some legislators are not as ambitious as others to get this done.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2021, 1:49 PM

Updated 1,253 days ago

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Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump could be introduced as soon as today, but some legislators are not as ambitious as others to get this done.
Some legislators want to allow for a peaceful transition instead of a quick impeachment process, with just a few days until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.
"This is very different,” says democrat Rep. Frank Pallone, with the 6th District. “This is a clear incitement to overthrow the government and that just can't be allowed to happen without some sort of response."
But following last week's Capitol breach, some house members say the round of impeachment proceedings is more urgent, as further threats to the capital are expected, while others say impeachment will only cause more problems.
"It's like throwing gasoline on the fire, and I just need, we really need to focus on have a very peaceful transition of power,” says Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina.
One of the driving forces behind the urgency to impeach the president is the possibility he would pardon the people involved in the Capitol breach, which he would still have the power to do as president.
Congressman Pallone says impeachment proceedings might go on past Inauguration Day.


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