Republicans block 25th Amendment resolution to oust Trump

House Republicans on Monday blocked a request by Democrats to unanimously pass a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President TrumpDonald TrumpOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property Former Democratic senator: Biden Justice Department may investigate Jan. 6 rally speakers for incitement MORE from power after he incited a mob of his supporters to attack the Capitol last week.

During a brief session on the floor, Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerCapitol riots spark fear of Trump’s military powers in final days House chairman: Biden Pentagon pick ‘shares my commitment to civilian control of the military’ Lawmakers, leaders offer condolences following the death of Capitol Police officer MORE (D-Md.) asked that the resolution, authored by fellow Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinPelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump Clyburn says House may hold articles of impeachment until after Biden’s first 100 days Coons: Trump has ‘lost the right to be president’ MORE, a constitutional scholar, be passed unanimously.

The resolution calls on Pence to “convene and mobilize” the Cabinet, declare Trump unfit to carry out his duties, and vote to strip the president of his powers under Article 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Rep. Alex MooneyAlexander (Alex) Xavier MooneyREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results GOP rep introduces resolution to condemn lawmakers calling for Trump to concede ‘prematurely’ House Hispanic Republicans welcome four new members MORE (R-W.Va.) objected to Hoyer’s request.

After the exchange, Hoyer told reporters that the full House will vote on the rule for the resolution Tuesday and vote for final passage on Tuesday evening. That would force Republicans to go on record three times opposing the 25th Amendment resolution, Democrats said.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMost of 120 arrested or identified at Capitol riot were longtime Trump supporters: AP analysis Pelosi gives ’60 Minutes’ tour of her vandalized office Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump MORE (D-Calif.) repeatedly has said that she favors Pence invoking the 25th Amendment to quickly remove Trump after Wednesday’s deadly insurrection. But with Pence unlikely to pursue that course, Democrats are plowing ahead with impeaching Trump for a second time.

They introduced a single article of impeachment, accusing Trump of inciting a violent insurrection to stop Congress’s certification of Joe BidenJoe BidenOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property Former Democratic senator: Biden Justice Department may investigate Jan. 6 rally speakers for incitement MORE’s victory. Hoyer said that fast-tracked vote — making Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice — could come as soon as Wednesday.

 

 

 



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