On Monday morning the House of Representatives introduced a formal impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. The House Democrats charged President Trump with “incitement of insurrection” after his actions following the D.C. riots on January 6, 2021.
House majority leader Steny Hoyer attempted quick passage of a bill to remove President Trump from office through the 25th Amendment early Monday morning, but it was blocked by the House Republicans.
Hoyer confirmed that the House Democrats will bring the bill to a floor vote at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
As for the rest of the week, House Rules Committee Jim McGovern said his panel will meet on Tuesday night to approve a rule to govern the floor debate for the upcoming 25th Amendment bill.
If the impeachment resolution is passed, President Trump would become the first president in history to be impeached twice. According to CNN, Representative David Cicilline claims that “they have the numbers to pass” the articles of impeachment, and expects Republican support in the vote.
According to Fox News, after being asked whether or not president-elect Joe Biden supports bringing the articles of impeachment or invoking the 25th amendment, Biden said “That’s a decision for the Congress to make. I am focused on my job.”
President Trump and Vice President Pence spoke formally for the first time since the riot on Wednesday. CNN reports that a senior administration official stated the two “pledged to continue the work on behalf of the country for the remainder of their term,"
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