Democrats are calling on Vice President Mike Pence to urgently activate the 25th Amendment within 24 hours. Four days after the events on Capitol Hill, which left 5 dead and shook America, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced a series of actions to remove the Republican president, described as an “imminent threat” against the democracy and the American Constitution.
Democrats will first appeal to US Vice President Mike Pence. The House will be asked Monday, and if necessary Tuesday, to vote on a resolution asking him to remove Donald Trump from his functions. During a rapid procedure then, if necessary during a formal vote.
The powerful leader of the Democrats, 80, says the impeachment procedure will be introduced immediately. The indictment article has already been drafted.
The Democrats ask Mike Pence to urgently activate the 25th amendment to the Constitution which consists for the vice-president and the principal ministers to note the inability of the president to exercise his function. Faithful to Donald Trump but having no further contact with him since the events of last Wednesday, Mike Pence has so far shown no willingness to trigger this device.
Nancy Pelosi specifies that the vice-president will have 24 hours to respond to the House’s injunction which would amount to making him endorse executive powers for the last ten days of Trump’s mandate. President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn in on Jan.20 on the steps of the Capitol. Democrats believe the Republican billionaire is now an “unbalanced” and dangerous president and should therefore be dismissed.
They also consider that he encouraged his supporters to march last Wednesday on the Capitol where Mike Pence, held by the Constitution, solemnly announced the results of the presidential election of November 3. A victory for Joe Biden that Donald Trump never wanted to accept.
Some Republican elected officials on Sunday called on Donald Trump to resign to spare the country the complexities of the impeachment procedure such as the 25th Amendment.
President-elect Joe Biden remains very cautious. The decision on “impeachment” rests with Congress, he said.