DC attorney general may charge Trump for allegedly inciting Capitol riots

President Trump Urges Mob Storming the Capitol to ‘Go Home’. President Donald Trump released a message urging his mob of supporters to stop their assault on the Capitol. . In a video posted to Twitter, Trump said that they “have to go home now.” . You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We don’t want anyone hurt, Donald Trump, via Twitter. But the president ultimately offered his encouragement to the violent crowd, telling them, “we love you. You’re very special.” . Vice President Mike Pence also released a statement, saying the “violence and destruction” must stop. . Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, Mike Pence, via Twitter. President-elect Joe Biden released a statement pertaining to the Capitol “siege” as well, saying it “borders on sedition.” . 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, Joe Biden, via Twitter. Many lawmakers blame Trump for causing the riot in the first place. He spoke at a rally shortly before the incident and urged his supporters to “never concede” to the results of the election. We’re going to walk down to the Capitol … You'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong, Donald Trump, via CNN

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine is reportedly considering charges against President Donald Trump and others for allegedly inciting violence in their speeches before the Capitol riots last week.

The rally drew tens of thousands in support of the president to the nation’s Capitol on the same day Congress was ratifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Afterward, hundreds of Trump-supporting protesters stormed the Capitol, a riot that resulted in five deaths and property damage.

Later that day, Trump urged his supporters to leave the Capitol and “go in peace.” Afterward, the president condemned the violence and finally acknowledged a “peaceful transfer of power” between his outgoing administration and Biden’s incoming team.

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Trump has come under bipartisan fire for his role before, during and after the riots. Every leading national Democrat and some Republican leaders have called for Trump to resign before his term officially ends Jan. 20, and Democrats have already drafted an impeachment article against the president.

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On Monday, House Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump.

Republicans objected to the resolution and blocked any immediate consideration. The House will reconvene Tuesday at 9 a.m., and a full roll-call vote will be held on the resolution, which is expected to pass in the Democrat-controlled House.

After that, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Pence will have 24 hours to respond before the House would proceed to impeachment. A vote could come Wednesday, but Pence has already said he would not attempt to remove Trump.

No articles of impeachment were introduced Monday during the House session, which barely lasted 10 minutes.

Pelosi is recalling lawmakers to Washington for votes.

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