The Resolution to Remove Donald Trump House of Representatives has voted on Tuesday night to agree to a resolution calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment as a result of the violent siege on the United States Capitol last week.
The Resolution to Remove Donald Trump” the Non-binding resolution, which was passed at 223-205 lower chambers saw members of the House overwhelmingly split along party belts, with only one Republican backing the move, Aljazeera reports.
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The vote amounts to a symbolic rebuke after Vice President Mike Pence made it clear in the evening that he has no plans to invoke the 25th Amendment Resolution to Remove Donald Trump in a letter released just hours ahead of the House vote.
It comes as House Democrats are now moving rapidly toward impeaching the President a The Resolution to Remove Donald Trump for a second time as a result of the insurrection, which Trump incited after repeatedly making false claims that the election had been stolen from him and calling for his supporters to fight back.
House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to impeach and Resolution to Remove Donald Trump, setting up an impeachment vote one week after rioters overran Capitol police and breached some of the most secure areas of the Capitol.
The 25th Amendment Resolution to Remove Donald Trump, brought forward by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, calls on Pence to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation, official statement: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties of his office.
It further calls on Pence to assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Ahead of the vote, however, Pence’s office released a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shutting down the idea.
With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Congress are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of the nation also consistent with our Constitution, Pence wrote.
Note Democrats are moving quickly to impeach, Pelosi on Tuesday announced the names of the Democratic lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers tasked with presenting a case to the Senate during an impeachment trial.
The managers are Reps. Raskin, who will be the lead manager, Diana DeGette of Colorado, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Eric Swalwell of California, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Ted Lieu of California, Stacey Plaskett of the US Virgin Islands, Joe Neguse of Colorado, and Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania.
Rep. Liz Cheney, the 3rd House Republican, speaking with new men at a conference that Wednesday’s impeachment vote is a vote of conscience.
Cheney, who announced on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach, is one of the handfuls of outspoken critics of President Donald Trump’s disinformation surrounding the November election results and Trump’s attempts to overturn the election.
A senior House Democratic told the Press that the rule for the Raskin resolution Tuesday night would include language implementing a fine system similar to what Republicans implemented in 2017 for filming on the floor, for non-compliance with the speaker’s mask requirement on the House floor.
Fines will be $500 for the first offense and $2,500 for the second offense and will be deducted from member’s salaries, not campaign funds or members’ representational allowance.
Separately, the House Office Building Commission will immediately consider implementing a similar fine system for non-compliance in the House office buildings and House side of the United States Capitol.
Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called Pence a day after the Capitol attack to discuss the 25th Amendment Resolution to Remove Donald Trump but Pence never took the call after they were on hold for 25 minutes.
At least. Of course, I was at home, so I was running the dishwasher, putting my clothes in the laundry. We’re still waiting for him to return the call, she told CBS Sunday night.
In her statement on Monday, Pelosi said that as a next step, House Democrats will move forward with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor.
Earlier on Monday, Democrats attempted to take up the 25th Amendment Resolution to Remove Donald Trump’s resolution by unanimous consent, but it was blocked by Republicans.
Pelosi accused House Republicans of enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue, also their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end in a Resolution to Remove Donald Trump!!…