Leaders Call On Vice-President Pence To Enact The 25th Amendment To Begin Impeachment Proceedings For President TrumpBy Rita Pike
Jan. 13 2021, Published 5:00 a.m. ET
After a long year, it’s already another long year less than two weeks into 2021. The recent events at Capitol Hill have raised more fear, awareness of neo-Nazi behavior, and the need for governmental change now.
With less than ten days to Inauguration Day, the movement to impeach President Trump for the second time has already begun, with leaders calling for the enactment of the 25th Amendment.
Invocation Of The 25th Amendment
Tonight, the House plans to vote on a resolution to call Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump from the presidency via invocation of the 25th Amendment, despite Trump’s term ending in mere days. The measure says that Pence should “convene and mobilize” the Cabinet to declare the president unfit for office and for Pence to exercise power as acting President for the remaining term.
The resolution is backed by multiple Democrats, though not all.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House – and third in succession – likes the idea of “getting rid of him” she noted in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes but has explained that she’s more interested in impeachment to prevent Trump from running again at a future date.
The House is expected to vote on this matter tonight at 10:30 p.m. E.T., according to the schedule released by House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
Thus far, Pence has resisted this call for the invocation, so the outcome is unclear.
Taking Up The Articles Of Impeachment On January 13
The alternative for removing Trump from office is a second impeachment trial, which is set to begin processing tomorrow, January 13, is the 25th Amendment is not invoked by Vice President Pence.
The impeachment articles were introduced by Democrats on Monday, charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” by urging his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol last week when the riots broke out and the attack took place.
The impeachment measure has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors ready to see Trump removed from office for his egregious behavior and alleged crimes. The measure reads, “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government. He thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
The vote for proceeding or rejecting movement forward with impeachment is expected to take place at 9 a.m. E.T.