Pelosi: House to Consider Resolution Calling on Pence to Impeach Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that 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, in a statement on Sunday.

In a statement on Sunday, Pelosi said 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 legislation allows the US vice president to take over if the president is unable to do his job – either permanently or temporarily.

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 on January 20.

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.”

Source: Agencies

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