Democrats, threatening impeachment, up pressure on Pence to remove Trump

Democrats, threatening impeachment, up pressure on Pence to remove Trump


House Democrats are clamoring to impeach President Trump a second time after Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol by his angry supporters, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to remove him under the 25th Amendment.

In a call with the Democratic caucus Friday, the California Democrat told lawmakers she would be discussing the possible impeachment of Trump when she speaks later in the day with President-elect Joe Biden.

Pelosi said she’s waiting to hear back from Pence but is prepared to follow through with impeachment if Pence does not agree to initiate Trump’s immediate removal.

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Democrats are eager to start the impeachment process immediately. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, told MSNBC Friday that Democrats should not wait for Pence to make a move to remove the president

“These things can go simultaneously,” Clyburn said.

And CNN reported that House Democrats plan to introduce impeachment articles as soon as Monday.

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