House Democrats launch bid to remove Trump at bitter hearing with GOP

House Democrats launch bid to remove Trump at bitter hearing with GOP


House Democrats began the process of trying to remove President Trump from office days before the end of his term, sparring with the GOP at a fiery hearing on a measure that would request that Vice President Mike Pence determine him unfit for office by invoking the 25th Amendment.

The House will vote on a measure later Tuesday that calls on Pence to determine that Trump is unfit for office following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by throngs of his supporters, who were angry about the presidential election that Trump said was fraudulent.

“By his actions and inactions on Jan. 6, the president has proven that he is unable to discharge the duties and powers of his office,” House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, said at the start of the hearing to advance the bill. “I wish he would resign, but he is apparently unwilling to do so. It is past time

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