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Top House Democrat: Resolution Will Be Introduced to Charge Trump With ‘Inciting Sedition’

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Top House Democrat: Resolution Will Be Introduced to Charge Trump With ‘Inciting Sedition’

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the No. 3 House Democrat, announced Sunday that a “privileged resolution will be introduced that will charge” President Donald Trump with “inciting sedition.” Jeffries said that introducing a privileged resolution will allow the House to move “expeditiously” to consider the impeachment article before Jan. 20. House Democrats, after introducing the article, will then “vote it out” and “send it over to the Senate without having to go through the traditional Judiciary Committee markup.” However, Democrats’ chances of securing a conviction in the Senate before Jan. 20 appears to be slim. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday sent a letter to Republican senators about how the Senate could legally “dispose of any articles of impeachment” proposed by House Democrats against President Donald Trump before Jan. 20. “The Senate is currently in recess and is holding pro forma sessions every three days until January 19. Pursuant to the …

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