Nancy Patricia Pelosi (52nd US House Speaker) has shared with US Congress plans to remove President Donald Trump from office before initiating an impeachment process. Pelosi stated to House Democrats that they needed to act immediately on Trump’s removal from office. The US House of Representatives would give a vote on a resolution calling on Mike Pence to remove Trump’s presidential powers.
The House Democrats would then introduce an inducement charge against Trump over his role in the violent storming of the US Capitol. The first vote is expected to cast on Monday.
Pelosi formally requested Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment by writing to legislators the plan summary for a resolution. The resolution activity would allow Mr. Vice-President to become acting US President and remove Donald Trump from the White House.
Pelosi’s letter depicts that this would be the opening step that House Democrats would go ahead with impeachment legislation to the House floor. Ms. Pelosi said that they would act with urgency for the protection of their constitution and democracy because this President signifies an imminent threat.
Trump has passed no public statements since he was banned from several social-media networks, including Twitter, on Friday. Trump was also banned from Facebook, and the videos in correspondence of riots also were deleted from Youtube.
President-elect Biden to Get 100 days to Have a Good Start
Jim Clyburn, House whip and senior Democrat, told CNN earlier that while a vote on impeachment against Trump was expected to occur this week, the party may not send any articles to the US Senate for trial till after President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 office-days. Moreover, Clyburn said to allow President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to sort out official matters and make a good start. Therefore, Mr. Biden will confirm his new cabinet members and formulate important policies, including handling coronavirus pandemic. However, if the Senate receives the impeachment articles before, then the cabinet and policies would have to wait for the approval.
However, on Sunday, the White House declared that President Trump would travel to Texas on Tuesday. The visit will be to a stretch of the Mexico-border wall to highlight his government’s work.
Donald Trump has been accused of encouraging the recent Capitol riot by Democrats and many Republicans in Congress, in which five people died. But all Republican senators were opposed to voting to convict him of misconduct in the United States Senate.
Pat Toomey, a Republican Senator, demanded the resignation of President Donald Trump on Sunday. Toomey told NBC that he thinks that President Trump’s urgent resignation is the best way for their country. Moreover, he acknowledges that “Trump’s Going Home” would be best for the American people and nation.
Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (from Alaska) was the first to desire “president to go.” Another Republican, Sen. Ben Sasse (Nebraska), said that he would think about the articles of impeachment House’s approval. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor, considered Trump the worst President ever in history in a social-media video.
Investigation of Rioters Storming the Capitol
The Police departments in Washington and Virginia state have placed officers on administrative leave for allegedly attending the events while off-duty, as investigators try to prosecute rioters who stormed the US Capitol. The fire departments in the New York City and Florida had also stated some of their members might have been there when the mob broke into the Capitol building.
The White House has dismissed the impeachment as a politically driven move that would further divide their great country. If the impeachment process proceeds, Donald Trump would become the only President in American history to have been impeached twice.
The impeachment charges must be brought to the House and passed in a vote to remove the US president. The proceedings will then depart to the Senate and require two-thirds votes necessary for the removal of the President. However, if convicted, the US Senate could also hold a vote to bar Trump from holding the public office again.
However, Clyburn said he did not think it would be possible to impeach and hold a trial before Trump leaves office in ten days. But Democrats are in view of delaying sending the impeachment articles to the Senate. Democrats have already informally advised Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
However, on Sunday Vice-President planned to attend Biden’s swearing-in on 20 January. There is no mark that the vice-president is ready to use the 25th Amendment.
Trump stated that he would not participate in Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony. He has now admitted defeat in the 2020 election and has promised a peaceful transfer of power. However, Trump has continued to peddle unfounded claims of voter fraud. President-elect Joe Biden thought that President Trump was not fit to hold the job for a long time.