The House of Representatives will adopt a resolution this week to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in less than two years for his actions encouraging a mob that stormed the Capitol, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
« To protect our Constitution and our democracy, we will act urgently, because this president represents an imminent threat to both of us, » Pelosi said in a letter sent this Sunday to House Democrats. « As the days go by, the horror of the current assault on our democracy by this president intensifies, and so does the immediate need to act. »
Pelosi said Democratic leaders will seek unanimous consent on Monday for a separate resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to convene the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution « to declare the president incapable of performing the duties of his office. » He said Pence should respond within 24 hours.
More than 200 House Democrats have signed to co-sponsor an impeachment resolution accusing Trump of « inciting insurrection » and saying he engaged in serious crimes and misdemeanors by « deliberately inciting violence against the government of the United States. United « in connection with the assault on the Capitol on Wednesday by crowds of his supporters.
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