WASHINGTON – House Democrats take the first step in trying to remove President Trump from office Tuesday, voting for Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to deprive the president. Out of Trump’s hands Only one Republican, Adam Kinsinger, was voted by Democrats.
The vote comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi filed an ultimatum to Pence earlier this week in response to the violent insurgent attack that resulted in the deaths of five, including officials. One Capitol police, Pelosi, told Pence to run Article Four of the 25th Amendment or the House would go ahead and impeach Trump a second time. The section, which has never been run in US history, allows most of the Vice Presidents and Cabinet to remove the president from office if they believe he is no longer fit to serve. The president can then appeal that decision to Congress.
“The removal of the president is an act that has never happened before. But it is absolutely necessary because of the danger that has never happened before, ”Pelosi said.”; Who knows what he will do next? “
The last resolution of the House 223-205 is a request and is not binding. However, before the vote, Pence announced he would not demand the 25th Amendment.
Pence canceled the vote that it was “Political games” and said that the 25th Amendment was designed only in the event that the President was seen as mentally incompetent. Compete for The 25th Amendment claim to be such a bad example, ”Pence wrote in a letter to Pelosi.
Pelosi’s next move is to start the prosecution process. She named a manager who will take the case against Trump during Tuesday night’s Senate hearing. There is enough support in the House to impeach the president due to overwhelming support from Democrats. Four Republicans – Representatives John Katko, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton – have said they will vote for the impeachment.
But that’s only the first half of the process. Two-thirds of the Senate had to decide whether Trump fired him from office or faced repercussions such as being banned from serving as president. The sentiment needs the support of about a third of Republican senators. Last year, the House voted to impeach Trump. But the Senate has convicted him, Sen. Mitt Romney is the only Republican to vote on conviction. There has never been two charges against the president.
But there are signs this time that might be different. Republicans expressed an unprecedented level of anger at Trump about the blockade of City Hall. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally said Trump committed unforgiving offenses.
It is unlikely that the Senate impeachment hearing will be finalized before Trump’s retirement, meaning it will take place in the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Many Republicans have spoken out against the vote, saying Democrats are distorting the constitution and dividing the country.Rep. Tom McClintock calls this a “25th Amendment Violation” while wearing a mask with the words “This mask is useless”
Democrats argue that Trump is an apparent and current danger that can provoke and incite protests against the loss of his election. “He’s living in an alternate reality, he’s a disaster. Threatening America, ”said agent Zoe Lovgren.
The last council resolution on Tuesday read in part as “[T]He rioted mobs, threatening the safety and life of the Vice President, House Speaker and Interim President of the Senate, the first three in the line of presidential succession, while the rioters were recorded in chants ‘Hang Mike Pence’ and ‘Hang Mike Pence’. Where’s Nancy ‘When President Donald J. Trump Trump tweeted to his supporters, ‘Mike Pence doesn’t have the courage to do what he should do to protect our country. ‘After the Congress was invaded and the Vice President was hiding. ”
The resolution went on to say that Trump has “demonstrated, continually, and excitingly, that he has failed to release remarkably the most fundamental and fundamental functions of the office”, including respect for the results. Election and the peaceful transfer of powers. Lawmakers and their constituents, and “in general, have a duty to keep the law running honestly.”
It urged Pence and his cabinet to “make a clear declaration to the horrible nation that the President was unable to successfully relinquish his office and authority.”
The resolution was drafted by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland and was voted in full on Tuesday after Republicans vetoed the so-called passing. “Unanimous consent” means that it will pass without a full vote if no member objected – before today.
Republican Representative Alex Mooney from West Virginia vetoed Monday by forcing a class vote on Tuesday. Mooney said in a statement that “the US Congress must not endorse a resolution calling for the proper removal of an elected president without any recorded discussion or vote.”
In Sunday’s release, Pelosi said she would give Pence 24 hours to claim the 25th Amendment after the vote was passed, or the council would move on with impeaching Trump. Democrats have also published articles on impeachment of the Trump bill. He “incited insurgency” and received a second vote to impeach the president.
Pelosi announced Tuesday that Representative Jamie Raskin will serve as the lead prosecution manager to bring the case against Trump during the Senate hearing. Other litigation managers include Rep. Diana DeGette, David Cicilline, Joaquin Castro, Eric Swalwell, Ted Lieu, Stacey Plaskett, Joe Neguse and Madeleine Dean.
Trump was first indicted in 2019 and charged with two counts of abusing his power and obstructing Congress after he called for interference in the 2020 election from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The third person in US history to be sued and set to be the first to be indicted twice.
An impeachment vote is expected on Wednesday as Pence did not specify that he plans to demand the 25th amendment.