House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) confirmed on Sunday, Jan. 10, that she is pushing a second impeachment against President Donald Trump.
In a message to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi called on the House Democrats to take action on Monday when the chamber’s Majority Leader Hoyer will request unanimous consent to bring up the Raskin resolution.
She said the resolution calls on Vice President Mike Pence to “convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the president incapable of executing the duties of his office, after which the vice president would immediately exercise powers as acting president.”
“If we do not receive Unanimous Consent, this legislation is planned to be brought up on the Floor the following day,” Pelosi said, adding that Pence has only 24 hours to respond.
“Next, we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor,” she continued.
The speaker called for immediate action, claiming that President Donald Trump represents an imminent threat to Constitution and democracy.
Pelosi’s message, considered as an ultimatum to Pence, came with less than two weeks remaining before President Trump ends his first term in the White House.
The vice president has so far shown no willingness to meet Democrats’ demands.
A number of Democrats and even some Republicans in Congress have called for the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, arguing he incited chaotic events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when Congress met to certify the electoral votes.
Pelosi and her colleagues claimed that hundreds of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol Building, forced evacuation of both the House and Senate, smashed windows, vandalized public property, and seized offices.
However, there is growing evidence that the protesters were posing as Trump supporters and actually linked to antifa and other radical leftist groups, according to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who explained that the leftist extremists tried to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like Trump supporters.
Speaking to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Pelosi said that the rioters smashed a mirror in her private office, stole a laptop and more.
Concerns around the potential cybersecurity and data privacy ramifications of the laptop may be a part of the reasons Pelosi wants to proceed with impeaching the president for an unprecedented second time.