Update (1900 ET): In a letter sent Sunday night, Nancy Pelosi confirmed that the coming week will be all about Trump’s impeachment, when she informed her colleagues that the House would pass a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th amendment. . This will be followed by an arraignment.
His full letter below:
Dear Democratic colleague,
On this Sunday, as we pray that God will continue to bless America, I am writing to inform you of our next actions, which will be done with the great solemnity that this time requires.
I want to draw your immediate attention to the action to be taken tomorrow morning when Majority Leader Hoyer seeks unanimous consent to move the Raskin resolution. This resolution calls on the Vice President to summon and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the President unable to perform the duties of his office, after which the Vice President would immediately exercise the powers of Acting President. The text of the resolution is available here.
If we do not receive unanimous consent, this bill is scheduled to be introduced the next day. We call the vice president to respond within 24 hours.
Then we will proceed to the presentation of the impeachment legislation.
In protecting our Constitution and our democracy, we will act urgently, because this president poses an imminent threat to both. As the days go by, the horror of this President’s continued assault on our democracy intensifies, as does the need for immediate action.
I look forward to our call for caucus tomorrow. I thank all members for the suggestions, observations and contributions you have sent us. Your views on the 25th Amendment, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and the impeachment are appreciated as we continue. I am responding to your communications in chronological order and will do so overnight.
Thank you for your patriotism.
In other words, Trump’s second indictment will begin on Tuesday if Pence refuses to invoke the 25th Amendment, for which Pelosi gave the VP 24 hours.
If you didn’t think we would have the receipts, you don’t know how Infowars works. Once again the media has an egg in its face, and every hypocritical time that they have called for violence is displayed claiming that Trump has done the same.
There are just a few caveats: As the Constitution Center explains, to forcibly wrest power from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be on board, according to the text of the amendment. Pence would also need a majority of Trump’s cabinet officials to agree that the president is unfit for office and temporarily take power from him. Neither is very likely.
Then Trump could challenge their decision with a letter to Congress. Pence and the Cabinet would then have four days to challenge it, Congress would then vote – it would take a two-thirds supermajority, typically 67 Senators and 290 House Members to permanently remove it. This too is unlikely.
Congress could also appoint its own body to review the suitability of the President instead of the Cabinet. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the last Congress introduced a bill to create an organ of Congress for this purpose, but it was not enacted.
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Democratic efforts to impeach President Trump for the second time are well under way, top Democratic lawmaker said Bloomberg that a vote in the House on articles of impeachment could come from Tuesday, which would then stand for several months before sending them back to the Senate to avoid triggering an immediate trial.
According to Majority House Whip James Clyburn, Democrats are “working hard” on an impeachment article that shows Trump is “not qualified to be president.”
“I think it will probably come Tuesday and maybe Wednesday“Clyburn told” Fox News Sunday “.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued an ultimatum to Trump last week; resign immediately, or face impeachment 2.0 for encouraging supporters to march on Capitol Hill last Wednesday – when a largely peaceful protest against the Electoral College vote count turned into what the left is calling a ‘ insurrection ” after The police strangely opened the doors to the building, allowing protesters to “ storm ” the Capitol.
According to BloombergPelosi is acting cautiously despite internal pressure from his caucus to punish Trump – while President-elect Joe Biden has made it clear that he is not interested in a side show of Trump impeachment as his administration tries to focus. on their program. Pelosi told lawmakers to be “ready to return to Washington” this week for a potential impeachment vote or some other type of formal response. Trump’s alleged role in instigating the breach on Capitol Hill that left five people dead (despite telling supporters to gather peacefully and leave peacefully after the incident).
According to Clyburn, however, any successful indictment in the House could be stayed for 100 days or more to avoid overtaking Biden.
“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda going, and maybe we’ll send the articles out a bit later.,” he said.
At least 195 House Democrats have connected to one of the articles of impeachment, and some Republicans have said they believe Trump’s conduct is flawless, though they wonder how the process would play out within two weeks of his tenure.
In a letter to fellow Democrats on Saturday, Pelosi refrained from saying she intended to move forward with impeachment or some other process to remove Trump from office before her expiration. warrant on Jan. 20, but she insisted that he be held accountable in one way or another. –Bloomberg
“It is absolutely essential that those who carried out the attack on our democracy are held accountablePelosi said in a letter on Saturday. “It must be recognized that this desecration was caused by the president.”
Meanwhile, a small group of House Republicans led by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck try to encourage Biden to persuade Pelosi to back down on Trump’s impeachment – warning in a Saturday letter that it would ignite Trump supporters and derail Biden’s plans to “ unify the country ” (as social media giants embark on a politically-motivated cancellation frenzy against Trump and his supporters).
Regarding Trump’s departure now? Biden suggests letting the presidential transition happen so his administration can “move our agenda forward as quickly as possible.”
“It is important that we continue our activities to have him removed from his post. The fastest way for that to happen is for us to take an oath on the 20th, ”Biden said at a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware last week. “My focus now is on our takeover as chairman and vice chairman on the 20th, and moving our agenda forward as quickly as possible.“
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