Impeachment article has 200 cosponsors: US rep.

The draft, citing "incitement of insurrection," could be introduced Monday.

Last Updated: January 10, 2021, 4:56 PM EST

President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 11 days.

Jan 10, 2021, 4:56 PM EST

White House flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Capitol police officers who died

Three days after Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died defending the Capitol against insurrectionists the White House lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff.

The decision to lower the flags came hours after Capitol Police also announced the off-duty death of Officer Howard Liebengood. The circumstances of his death have not been made public.

The U.S. flag flies at half-staff above the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
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The U.S. attorney's office in Washington opened a federal murder investigation into the death of Sicknick, who died Thursday night after suffering injuries in the violent siege on Capitol Hill, three law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News.

The investigation is being conducted jointly between the FBI and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, with cooperation from U.S. Capitol Police.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement that the Department of Justice "will spare no resources in investigating and holding accountable those responsible."

-ABC News' Elizabeth Thomas

Jan 10, 2021, 2:29 PM EST

Rep. Cicilline: 'Just passed 200 cosponsors' on article of impeachment

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said on Twitter that an article of impeachment has just passed 200 cosponsors.

House Democrats were circulating the draft, citing "incitement of insurrection" on Friday and said they could introduce it as early as Monday and hold a vote as early as the middle of the week.

On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a letter to Democrats, asked members to prepare to return to Washington this week -- another signal that the House could take up and pass the impeachment article to the Senate after it is formally introduced.

The article charges Trump with "willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States" with his comments at the rally outside the White House that it says "encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol."

-ABC News' Benjamin Siegel

Jan 10, 2021, 10:58 AM EST

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Best thing for the country is Trump to resign

While Many Democrats have renewed calls to impeach Trump, following his supporters' storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said on ABC's "This Week" that he doesn't think impeachment is "the smart move" right now.

He did, however, call for the president to resign or be removed by the 25th Amendment.

"I think it victimizes Donald Trump again and I think there's a moment that we're in right now where Donald Trump, he's looking really, really bad," Kinzinger told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

"I'll vote the right way, you know, if I'm presented with that, I just think it's probably not the smartest move right now but I think that's going to be out of my hands," he added.

Jan 10, 2021, 10:53 AM EST

Trump 'represents a clear and present danger' to Congress, country: Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. said she believes that a second impeachment of President Donald Trump should be scheduled.

"Our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States," Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. "Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country."

"We're also talking about complete barring of the president -- or rather of Donald Trump -- from running for office ever again," she added. "And in addition to that the potential ability to prevent pardoning himself from those charges that he was impeached for."

Trump 'represents a clear and present danger' to Congress, country: Ocasio-Cortez

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