Bismarck – Today, the US House of Representatives voted on an article of impeachment that accuses President Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” Members of the voting body reconvened in the US Capitol just one week after the country and world witnessed an unprecedented insurrection on the building, and democracy as a whole. The vote was passed 232 to 197, with all 222 Democrats and 10 Republican Representatives supporting the impeachment.
Sen. McConnell appears unwilling to call the Senate back into session to take up the matter. President Trump becomes the first President in United States history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.
Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:
“As the events of January 6th continue to come to the surface, it is clear that something well beyond a failure in leadership led to and exacerbated a violent attack on the center of our federal government and our democracy. As Rep. Cheney (R-Wyoming) put it ‘our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the civil war, constitutional crisis.’ Although North Dakota’s congressional delegation seems unphased by these monumental events and the President’s part in this, we, the citizens of North Dakota and of the United States, cannot stand idly by and let the pillars of our democracy fall.”