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Republicans Block House Resolution to Remove Trump Over Capitol Riot

House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump over his incitement last week of the Capitol riot as Republicans blocked an initial attempt to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W. Va.) objected to the Democrats’ attempt to win unanimous consent for the resolution, meaning the House is expected to reconvene Tuesday to hold a floor vote on the measure.

Democrats are ramping up pressure on Pence to take action following Wednesday’s Capitol attack by Trump supporters, who raided the building and forced lawmakers and Pence into hiding for their safety. Five people died during the incident.

The 25th Amendment lays out the procedure for removing a president who is unfit or incapacitated. If Pence does not invoke the amendment, Democrats are expected to hold a vote to impeach Trump as soon as Wednesday.

It would be the second impeachment of Trump, following one last year over his pressuring of Ukrainian government officials to investigate then-presidential rival and now President-elect Joe Biden.

The House resolution, drafted by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), is a first step in the Democrats’ effort. It calls on Pence and Trump’s Cabinet to use the amendment “to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the president is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”

So far, Pence and other Cabinet officials have shown little appetite for forcibly removing Trump.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said Sunday that if the 25th Amendment resolution didn’t pass Monday in the brief session of Congress, she would call the entire House back into a full session on Tuesday to vote on the resolution.

The vote would put pressure on Republicans to make a politically difficult decision on whether to back the 25th Amendment removal or to support the president mere days after the violence in the Capitol.

Pelosi gave Pence an ultimatum: He would have 24 hours to act, after which “we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the floor.”

The article of impeachment includes only one charge: “incitement of insurrection.”

“Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States,” the article reads. “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coordinate branch of government. He thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

Passage of the impeachment resolution is all but assured Tuesday. At least 210 Democrats have cosponsored the resolution, just a few votes short of the number required for passage.

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Comments (16)

  • If that was incitement, what do you call the ANTIFA support?
    What do you call these past 4 yrs fake accusations? We need to purge Nancy’s office. She’s making a play for the President’s seat. She is moving for a coup!

    • Does anyone really care about Nancy Pelosi, I mean really care?…I don’t..She needs to step down and she talks too much like a Dago with her hands flying everywhere…Remember, Nancy only cares about Nancy, no one else…

  • Nancy Pelosi is a Vindictive Bitch that should be thrown out of Congress along with her Lap Dog Schumer, as well as ALL OF THE SQUAD‼️‼️‼️ The bitch and traitor and ILLEGAL ALIEN OMAR NEEDS TO BE DEPORTED BACK TO SOMALIA 🇸🇴 WHERE SHE CAME FROM‼️‼️‼️
    The rest of the squad should be in Federal Prison along with the Obamas and the Clintons‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

    • I agree 10000% !
      She is the one caused so much trouble on President Trump from the very beginning….She is a typical Mafia and is very, very RICH…

  • The Ding Bat is trying to get him out of office for things they have being doing to him for four years. This is the government of the people and this is not the will of the people. Does she think she is the president? She has caused insurrection for years.

    • I wouldn’t be surprise if Pelosi tries to take control over Biden and Harris….IF she does, maybe Harris will make her step down for good…

  • Nancy pelosi is way too old to be in politics I think. Also her boldness and I’m being nice here, is sickening. Hey nance, who died and made you God? She’s pushing and shoving for other people to do things not even in their power to do.time to hang it up, girl.

    • I have been saying that for months!..That Pelosi is WAY TO OLD TO BE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE…The other day, she was on television talking to a talk host..The Host asked her, why she isn’t putting younger people in her range and why she is ignoring them…Her answers were: They’re getting there…What a crock!
      She lies, lies and lies tooooo much…Her and Hillary are two people in a pod…
      Biden is not and will not be president to me at all! Harris has some mental issues there, and frightening too…

  • Would someone please call a mental health professional to evaluate the mental stability of the Speaker of the House. She seems to have uncontrollable anger issues

  • The radical socialists communists bastards traitors democrats party are nuts 🥜 and we the millions of people who voted for him will fight and you will lose big time for we fight for our freedom of a radical socialists communists Democrats party to destroy our freedom and country o

  • Pelosi repeatedly states she is Catholic, yet I see no evidence of any Christian attitude. She is hateful, vindictive, petty, and holds power to threaten all around her. If she truly had the country’s best interest at heart she would take an introspective view, realize what she has become and step down from the speakership. According to the lefts mantra this country needs healing, and to recover from all the damage President Trump allegedly created. That alone should awaken her to her part in the chaos. And if that isn’t enough, I haven’t seen any evidence of positive legislation from the House since she came to power. Just more narcissistic finger pointing at others for her ineptitude.

    • Puddinhead: Trump did not damage anything to AMERICA!…You wait and see what Biden has in mind, that will make you go CRAZY and ANGRY!! Wait and see…

  • This is getting ridiculous , they need to concentrate on there jobs no Trump AGAIN , They have spent 4 years wasted how about doing what you were put in office for ?

  • The Democratic Party says we need to come together and unite. Why couldn’t they come together and unite under Trump. Instead they bucked the whole way he’s not my president and just kept fighting the whole way through. Just to say we need to unite under a false president to be

  • The Republicans and Democrats should all tell Nancy Pelosi that she is the one inciting insurrection again our government. She is the one out there preaching riots and hate.
    She needs to be removed immediately from Congress.

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