House Pushes for Trump’s Impeachment After U.S Capitol Riot

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The U.S House of Representatives passes a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump from office on Wednesday. This has been the second time the lawmakers have voted for the President’s impeachment following mob riot on the Capitol last week. The final vote was 223 to 205 demanding Pence to use the 25th Amendment. The House warned that they would impeach the President if Pence will not comply.

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The New York Times: The House voted on Tuesday night to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to strip President Trump of his powers

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The House of Representatives voted, 223 to 205, on Tuesday night to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to strip President Trump of his powers for inciting a mob to attack the Capitol, The New York Times reports.

Lawmakers, escorted by armed guards into a heavily fortified Capitol, adopted the nonbinding measure just before midnight largely along party lines.

The final vote was 223 to 205 to implore Mr. Pence to declare Mr. Trump “incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting president.”

Lawmakers warned they would impeach the president on Wednesday if Mr. Pence did not comply.

Bloomberg: Pence told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he wouldn’t comply with the non-binding resolution

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Bloomberg disclosed that the House went ahead with the non-binding resolution, which passed 223-205, even though hours earlier Pence told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he wouldn’t comply because he didn’t believe “that such a course of action is in the best interests of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”

The assault on the Capitol and Trump’s role have unified Democrats and caused major rifts in the Republican Party. Four Republicans, including GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, said Tuesday they would vote to impeach Trump. Another group of House Republicans have introduced a resolution of censure against Trump similar to the charges in the article of impeachment.

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