Democrats step up efforts to impeach Trump

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Democrats in the Congress inched closed to a historic step on Friday as the prospects of impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time became more realistic. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team are considering a lightning-quick impeachment process if Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet refuse to take unprecedented steps to remove President Donald Trump from office in less than two weeks’ time, according to multiple Democratic sources, quoted by CNN.

This followed two days after his claims of election fraud led to the dramatic developments where a mob of Trump’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.

On Thursday Trump released a video in which he denounced the violence.

The Republican president came the closest yet to conceding his loss in the Nov. 3 presidential election, promising to ensure a smooth transition to a “new administration.” President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, is set to be sworn in on Jan. 20.

Trump’s words were in stark contrast to his speech on Wednesday, when he exhorted a crowd of thousands to descend upon the Capitol as Congress met to certify Biden’s election victory.

Meanwhile, reports confirmed that U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of injuries suffered when the supporters of President Donald Trump assaulted the legislative building, bringing to five the number dead from the riot.