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House Judiciary impeachment report says Trump provoked a ‘terrorist attack,’ portraying the president as an ongoing ‘risk’ to America

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Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

  • The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued its report in support of President Donald Trump’s impeachment over the Capitol siege.
  • The report unequivocally blamed Trump for the violence at the Capitol on January 6, and portrayed the president as an ongoing risk to the US. 
  • “The House must impeach President Trump to make clear for all future officeholders that our Constitution rejects President Trump’s behavior,” the report said.
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The House Judiciary Committee issued an impeachment report on Tuesday saying it is “indisputable” that President Donald Trump “encouraged – and that his actions foreseeably resulted in – the terrorist attack that occurred.”

The report, which refers to the deadly Capitol insurrection on January 6, painted Trump as an ongoing “risk” to the US, even with his presidency set to end in just over a week. 

“Trump’s incitement of mob violence against the Capitol is clearly part of a broader pattern of encouraging lawless behavior and official action where it serves to aggrandize his own power,” the report said. “Especially in light of the accelerating pace of these events as the end of President Trump’s term comes to a close, the risk that that pattern will continue and repeat itself even in the final days of his administration is great.”

The conclusion of the report underscored the need to impeach Trump to send a message to all future presidents that the behavior he’s exhibited – from refusing to concede to President-elect Joe Biden to inciting a violent insurrection – will not be tolerated. 

“The House must impeach President Trump to make clear for all future officeholders that our Constitution rejects President Trump’s behavior,” the report stated. “Even wrongly assuming that President Trump poses no ongoing threat, impeachment sends the strongest possible message that, as John Adams said, we are a ‘government of laws, and not of men.'”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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