World news – « He is charged today, » says Val Demings

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Democratic MP Val Demings on Wednesday morning expressed confidence that the House of Representatives will approve a second impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon.

« You are absolutely right, » she told the Morning Joe hosts in one Morning interview on MSNBC. “We’re going to indict the President of the United States twice, the first time in history. But when we think about the last four years and the incredible behavior, the high crimes and misdemeanors, their attempts to steal an election and ultimately cause a riot and overthrow the government, then it comes down to accountability and to this president To be held accountable.

« He is being charged today. The speaker has the votes for it. I believe that while we’ve heard a lot of rhetoric, the Senate can do all it can, « said Demings, a Democrat who represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District in Orlando.

Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi will run the House of Representatives Invite 9.00 a.m. to a meeting. She expected a debate on impeachment procedures in the early afternoon and a vote at around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Demings, a retired professional cop who rose to head Orlando Police prior to entering politics, also beat up Republican colleagues who complained Tuesday about going through newly installed metal detectors, to get into chambers and who reportedly had tough times with the Capitol Police administering security there.

She also said she was angry that she believed colleagues had given up their oath of office to defend the US Constitution .

« They will go down in history because they don’t support our constitution, they help the president stir up a riot, and they don’t support the rule of law. » They have to answer for that, « she said.

Demings was one of the leaders in Trump’s impeachment in 2019. She was an active and outspoken member of the two committees that set it up, the House Intelligence Committee, which established the Prosecution investigated, and the House Judiciary Committee, which presented the first articles of impeachment. Then she was a property manager and helped prosecute the impeachment in the Senate, where Trump was acquitted of the Republican majority.

On Wednesday, she applauded recent statements made by the New York City Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday Times reported that he personally believed that Trump committed criminal acts this time around and that he would allow GOP Senators to vote to convict if they so chose to do so.

She now said that in a safe place outside, she could see a video of what happened at the Capitol last week when she and other members of the house were trapped in the gallery of the house. She is even more concerned.

« And anyone who watches this, I don’t care which side of the political corridor you are on, knows that all hell has broken out, that cops have been attacked, that members of Congress Just trying to get our job done, it was under attack that the Vice President of the United States was attacked, « she said.

 » And those responsible, those in the crowd, the members of Congress, the President of the United States, must be held accountable. And that’s exactly what we’re trying to process today, « said Demings.

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30 years of experience working primarily with newspapers like the Orlando Sentinel and Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state, and federal political and space news across much of central Florida. His career has won numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to nuclear relocated. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. He is also interested in mystery and suspense books and films, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and having fun. Email [email protected]

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