Calls for ousting Trump either through invoking the 25th Amendment or by launching a procedure of impeachment have been actively voiced following the US Capitol siege, with lawmakers accusing Trump of inciting the violence.
The House of Representatives will consider a resolution on Monday calling Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a statement on Sunday.
According to the statement, the resolution calls on Pence “to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the President incapable of executing the duties of his office.”
The resolution gives Pence a “deadline” of 24 hours to respond, after that, the House “will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor.”
The news comes as only a few days are left before Democrat Joe Biden is set to swear in as the 46th president of the United States.
Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Pelosi have eagerly voiced calls for Trump’s removal from the office, holding him responsible for the DC riots. In an interview on Sunday, Pelosi reiterated her desire for Trump to be impeached.
“I like the 25th Amendment because it gets rid of him. He’s out of office. But there’s strong support in the Congress for impeaching the president a second time.”
This morning, @SenSchumer and I placed a call to Vice President Pence to urge him to invoke the 25th Amendment which would allow the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the President. We have not yet heard back from the Vice President.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2021
Thousands of angry Trump supporters stormed US Capitol in a bid to prevent the Congress from certifying Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. The attack on the Capitol building came after Trump urged his allies to keep fighting to overturn the election results. The session, however, resumed deep in the night.