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Nancy Pelosi said that the House of Representatives she presides over will proceed with the bill for an impeachment of President Donald Trump, calling it a threat to democracy after the deadly break into the Capitol.

Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to her colleagues. He noted that the lower house will act solemnly, but also urgently, since Trump only has a few days left in office.

“We will act urgently to protect our Constitution and our democracy because this president represents an imminent threat to both,” he said. “The horror of the ongoing attack on our democracy perpetrated by this president has intensified and therefore the need to act immediately.”

Pelosi said the House of Representatives will initially try to force Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to remove Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment.

House leaders will work Monday to quickly pass a bill to do just that. If Republicans block it, which is almost certain, the lower house will call for a plenary vote on Tuesday.

Pelosi explained that the resolution calls on Pence “to convene and mobilize the cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the president incapable of performing the duties that his post entails. According to procedure, the vice president “would immediately exercise power as interim president,” he wrote.

Pence is not expected to take the initiative to force Trump out of office, although there has been talk in Washington about the 25th Amendment option for days.

The House of Representatives would then weigh the articles for impeachment, Pelosi said. No date was set for a vote on the trial.

House Democrats are expected to introduce those articles on Monday. The strategy would be to quickly condemn the president’s actions, but postpone a political trial in the Senate for 100 days. That would allow President-elect Joe Biden to focus on other priorities as soon as he is sworn in on January 20.

Representative Jim Clyburn, the third-highest-ranking Democrat in the lower house and a Biden ally, outlined the ideas Sunday at a time when the country is still in shock following the siege of the Capitol by a Trump loyalist mob attempting to overturn the results of the elections.

“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his schedule moving,” he said.

For his part, Republican Senator Pat Toomey joined Senator Lisa Murkowski on Sunday in demanding that Trump “resign and leave as soon as possible.” Also Republican Murkowski, who had long voiced her exasperation at Trump’s behavior, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that the president simply “needs to go.”

Resignation, Toomey said, is the “best way forward, the best way to leave this person behind.” He indicated that, despite believing that Trump committed crimes for which he could face impeachment after encouraging his loyalists to besiege the Capitol, he considers that there is not enough time to complete said process.

On the other hand, Republican Senator Roy Blunt warned Trump to be “very careful” in the next week and a half he has left in power.

The Senate will be divided into equal seats per party, 50-50, but Democrats will be in control when Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the two Democrats who won Georgia’s runoff elections for the upper house take office. Harris will have the vote to break any ties there.

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