The House Speaker revealed she wants to press on with the unprecedented move unless Mike Pence uses the 25th Amendment to force him from office.
MAGA fans vandalized Capitol Building on January 6 and forced their way inside[/caption]
Pelosi’s announcement comes as:
- Trump is apparently considering hiring Rudy Giuliani to defend him should he be impeached a second time
- An extremist Pro-Trump group is urging protesters to attend another march on the Capitol this week – and to “come armed at personal discretion”
- A second US Capitol police officer died days after the Capitol Hill riot
- Footage shows when a crowd chanting “USA!” brutally attacked a cop
- New $2,000 stimulus checks could be on their way
But she said if he’s unwilling to do so then she will press on with impeachment, which would have the advantage of barring Trump from being President again.
During an interview with 60 Minutes’, host Lesley Stahl put it to Pelosi that if “there’s no punishment, no consequence, and he could run again for president”.
The House Speaker replied “that’s one of the motivations that people have for advocating for impeachment”.
Trump has been accused of violating his Constitutional duty by encouraging a crowd of his supporters to fight the vote to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory[/caption]
Pelosi explained why she still preferred using the 25th Amendment.
“Well I like the 25th Amendment because it gets rid of him,” she said of Trump.
Crazed Trump fans are pictured inside the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6[/caption]
Trump fans are pictured outside the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6[/caption]
Pelosi revealed the House ‘will proceed’ with the articles of impeachment[/caption]
“We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours.
When was Trump impeached?
On December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
Impeachment is one of the few ways a sitting president can be ousted from the White House before an election.
Trump faced unproven allegations that he threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the country launched an investigation into Biden’s son.
“Your views on the 25th Amendment, 14th Amendment Section 3 and impeachment are valued as we continue,” Pelosi added. “I am answering your communications in chronological order and will do so into the night.”
Any impeachment in the House would trigger a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until January 19 and has already acquitted Trump once before.
The House speaker’s push to get Trump impeached comes after the two have constantly clashed in the past.
When Biden was called the president-elect by news outlets on November 7, Pelosi said that Americans decided on a “fairer, stronger” United States by electing the 78-year-old politician.
Despite Pelosi’s push to oust Trump, not everyone agrees with the House speaker’s decision.
Trump supporters made their way inside the Capitol building after breaching security[/caption]
Rioters clashed with police outside the Capitol building on Wednesday[/caption]
Republican Rep Ken Buck, along with six other GOP House members, wrote a letter to Biden in hopes he could put a stop to Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.
“This impeachment would undermine our priority of unifying Americans and would be a further distraction to our nation at a time when millions of our fellow citizens are hurting because of the pandemic and economic fallout.”
Some protesters climbed the building’s walls[/caption]
Fans of Trump forced their way into the US Capitol on January 6[/caption]
Pelosi revealed Democrats will move to impeach him again over Wednesday’s “insurrection.”
Democrats have already drafted the single article for Trump’s impeachment, and it will be formally introduced on Monday.
Dershowitz told Politico on Friday that it would be his “honor and privilege” to defend Trump should he be impeached a second time.
Trump supporters are pictured outside the Capitol Building – with American flags, Trump flags, and MAGA hats on January 6[/caption]
The California Democrat, who helped draft the charges, said the articles had drawn 180 co-sponsors as of Saturday afternoon.
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Vid shows Capitol rioters chant ‘USA!’ & beat cop with signs & a Trump flag
The document accuses Trump of violating his Constitutional duty by encouraging a crowd of his supporters to fight the vote to certify Biden’s Electoral College victory and denounces him as a “threat to national security.”
Trump could become the first president in history to be impeached twice with the single charge of “incitement of insurrection.”
A video clip of the Capitol Hill riot appears to show when a crowd chanting “USA!” brutally attacked a cop with flags, signs, and crutches.