Congressional police in riot gear pushed back the demonstrators who tried to break into Congress
Efforts to make President Trump accountable for his role in inciting the mob to storm the Capitol on Wednesday gained momentum in the House of Representatives on Saturday.Congressional Democrats declared that they could propose impeachment clauses as early as Monday.
Representative Liu Yunping from California helped draft the allegations against Trump.He tweeted on Saturday afternoon that the clauses had received 180 co-sponsors, although there were no Republicans among them.
Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi and his colleagues are eager to see the president be removed before the end of his term on January 1, although it is unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate will pass.
Pelosi said Friday: "The situation of this insane president could not be more dangerous. We must do everything we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced attacks on our country and democracy."
If the House of Representatives impeaches the President for the second time, it will trigger a Senate trial.The Senate had previously acquitted Trump and will adjourn the meeting on January 1.The Democrats will control the Senate later this month.
Congressional Democratic leaders also called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which is another way to remove the president, and perhaps a faster method.But Pence did not respond to this.But according to reports, he told his colleagues that he did not approve of such actions.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed in the 1960s allowed the president to temporarily transfer power to the vice president in the event of the president’s incapacity, and was approved by the majority of the cabinet.But analysts say this is difficult to implement when Trump is only a few days away from the presidency.
On January 2021, 1, the day after Trump's supporters caused riots, the National Guard in Washington, DC, stood outside the Capitol.
John Hudak (John
Hudak) said: “As long as the president is not in a coma or loses other physical capabilities, he is unable to function and operate due to the restrictions of the XNUMXth Amendment to the Constitution. Once activated, the president can notify Congress that he can be released. Its power and take power back."
The vast majority of Democrats and some Republicans expressed support for Trump's removal or condemned his actions.
Senator Lisa Merkowski of Alaska called on Trump to resign.This made her the first Republican senator to approve the president's resignation.
She told the Anchorage Daily News: "I want him to resign." She also said: "I want him out, he caused enough damage."
Senator Pat Doumi of Pennsylvania
Toomy refused to vote for Trump’s removal on Fox News on Saturday, despite saying that Trump had committed “crimes that could be impeached.” However, Senator Ben Sass of Nebraska (Ben Sass)
Sasse told CBS News that he would definitely consider impeachment.But Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, said he does not support impeachment.
Democratic president-elect Biden said that Trump is not suitable for the White House's job, but he refused to support the Democratic Party's call to impeach Trump for a second time.Biden said that if Trump did not leave office within two weeks, the situation would be different.
Biden said: "If we have to wait six months, we should do everything we can to get him out of office. Impeach him again, try to activate the XNUMXth Amendment, and do it anyway."
He said: "But now I want to focus on our gaining control of the President and Vice President on the 20th and advance our agenda as soon as possible.
Trump was impeached in December 2019 for abusing his power and obstructing Congress, but was acquitted in a trial in the Senate in February 12.No US president has ever faced two impeachments.
Paul Berman, a professor at the George Washington University School of Law, said: “There are two reasons for impeachment. On the one hand, it is necessary to make it clear that the current president incites rebellion against the US government is the worst thing a president can do. That statement It must be done. Secondly, more practically, if he is impeached and convicted, that will prevent him from running for office in the future.
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