On Wednesday, the House of Representatives considered articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of “inciting insurgency” after the Jan.6 attacks on Capitol Hill. By Maya Blackstone and Taylor Turner.
Meanwhile, a side note: Lawmakers opened their copies of The Washington Post this morning to find an op-ed by Michael Luttig, the former appeals court judge, saying the Senate could not try Trump if he did not. ‘is more president, as seems to be the prospect here. (Mike Pence’s team consulted with Luttig to decide he couldn’t reject the state-certified electoral college results, the NYT reported Tuesday.)
But this hit me and others as a bizarre oped because his argument was really that Congress cannot remove a former public servant. It’s the House that impeaches, as it is preparing to do right now, and it’s clear that Trump is still the president. (The Senate twice tried former officials after they were no longer in office, in 1797 and 1876.)
Congress Debates 2020 Certification of Electoral Colleges Live coverage of the debate on certification of Congressional elections. Members of the Republican House and Senate are expected to protest the outcome of the election.