An elected official responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House will impeach the president again unless he is removed immediately.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has ordered Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump without notice.
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling for the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment,” she said according to Fox News.
According to the national Constitution, Pence has the authority to replace the president if the incumbent becomes unable to perform his duties due to illness or disability.
For this to happen, Pence must first provide a written declaration stating the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and he will immediately assume “powers and duties of the office” as acting president according to the National Constitution Center website.
However, The BL understands it is improbable the vice president will resort to this measure because President Trump’s first term will end in less than 13 days.
If Pence does not remove the president, the Democrats will launch a new impeachment inquiry.
“If the vice president and Cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment,” Pelosi said. “That is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus and the American people, by the way … while it is only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America.”
The House speaker and her colleagues claim hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, forced evacuation of both the House and Senate, smashed windows, vandalized public property, and seized offices.
“The president of the United States incited an insurrection against America,” Pelosi said. “The lethal desecration of the Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our nation’s history … by inciting sedition as he did yesterday, he must be removed from office.”
However, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) revealed growing evidence that the protesters were posing as Trump supporters and actually linked to antifa and other radical leftist groups.
“Please, do not be like fake news media, do not rush to judgment on assault on Capitol,” he said on Twitter. “Wait for [the official] investigation; all may not be (and likely is not) what appears. Evidence [is] growing that fascist Antifa orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics.”
“Congressman told me he was warned on Tuesday by [a] Capitol Police officer that intelligence suggested fascist Antifa was going to try to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like Trump supporters,” he added on Twitter.