Vice President of the United States, Mike pence, Called on tuesday 25th amendment Of the constitution to remove the president Donald Trump Following the seizure of the Capitol by his supporters, Republicans paved the way for new impeachment against the President.
In a letter to the Leader of the House of Representatives, the Democrats Nancy PelosiPence refused to resort to this mechanism, which authorizes the vice president to remove the president from power with the support of the cabinet as he considers him unfit to hold office.
“I do not believe that this course of action is in the best interest of our nation or in line with our constitution,” Pence wrote, urging him to appeal the 25th amendment just before the vote of the lower house on a resolution.
Pence’s rejection guaranteed that the House of Representatives would investigate the indictment against Trump on Wednesday “Incentive for upliftment.”
Democrats accused Trump of encouraging his supporters during an event on January 6 to protest the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The invasion of the Capitol left five dead and rocked the country.
Presidential number 45 can be made as follows For the first time in the history of the country, twice will be subjected to a “impeachment”.
With the support of Democrats and some Republicans, impeachment against Trump is expected to pass easily in the lower house.
Tuesday night, Liz CheneyOne of the leaders of the Republican minority of the House of Representatives and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney announced I will vote for impeachment.
This is the first time since the resignation of the Republican President Richard nixon In 1974, a leader of his own presidential party supported a political trial against him.
He also said that Republicans would vote in favor of Congress John Katko and Adam Kinzinger.
Still, the outcome of the lawsuit in the Senate is uncertain, where Trump should be convicted Two thirds majority.
According to the New York Times and CNN, Republican Senate leaders, Mitch McConnell, Trump’s key aides for the past four years welcome “impeachment” Can get rid of trump party, Which he blamed for two defeats in Georgia in the second round of senator elections a week ago, after which Republicans would lose a majority in the Upper House.
No Republican in the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump in December 2019 and only one senator from the party, Mitt Romney, Voted to convict her. The president was then acquitted of financial support to force Ukraine to investigate the alleged corruption of his political rival, Biden.