The House has approved a formal resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to call for the 25th Amendment, which allows most of the Cabinet to remove the president from office if they deem him inappropriate. Voting requires Pence to respond within 24 hours or the House will proceed to impeach the president.
Before the council voted on the vote, Pence said in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he would not demand the 25th Amendment.The vice president said he did. “It is believed that doing so is in the best interests of our nation or in accordance with our constitution.”
But some Republicans in Congress have begun to fracture with the president following a violent attack on the capital last week by Trump supporters. Five Republicans, including Congressman Liz Cheney, the third-ranked Republican in the House, have said they would vote to impeach Mr Trump.
“There has never been a betrayal of the President of the United States in his office and an oath to the Constitution,”; Cheney said in a statement on Tuesday, accusing the president of inciting violence among his supporters. In a rallying speech, just hours before rioters took over the capital, Trump repeatedly refused to admit, calling on Republican lawmakers to try to overturn the election. And encourage supporters “Fight like hell”
The house is expected to move forward with a vote on impeachment on Wednesday. An impeachment article presented to the House on Monday and backed by more than 200 Democrats accused Trump. “Incite the riot” and said he “It is a serious danger to the security of the United States and government institutions.”
A report released by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday evening said the president had “Committing high crime and crimes against the nation by inciting an uprising at the City Hall in an attempt to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.”
Some Republicans have denounced the president. But refused to go so far as to say they would sue him. A group of six Republican House of Representatives on Tuesday introduced a resolution that blamed Mr Trump for the charge. It “attempted illegally to overturn the 2020 presidential election and violates the inauguration oath” on Jan. 6, unlike prosecuting the blame, it will not have a pragmatic effect, but will be a formal condemnation.
The president has denied any responsibility for the fatal attack that killed five people, speaking to reporters on Tuesday Trump claimed his remarks with supporters before they invaded. Attacked that town hall