The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to start the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment process of removing President Donald Trump from office, although the vice president already has said he will not do so.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday, calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump from office by invoking the 25th amendment.
But hours earlier, in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence wrote that he opposed such a measure, and said that invoking the 25th Amendment as a means of quote "punishment or usurpation" would "set a terrible precedent." Pence's refusal to remove Trump from office means the Democratic-led House will move to impeach the Republican president for a second time on Wednesday, on the charge of inciting insurrection... after last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump had urged his supporters to march on the Capitol and "fight" as Congress worked to certify the results of the presidential election.
Several Republican lawmakers, including No.
3 House Republican Liz Cheney, daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as John Katko and Adam Kinzinger, have already come forward saying they would vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday.
That came as Trump himself on Tuesday showed no remorse for his actions, in his first public appearance since last Wednesday's riot.
But chances are slim that Trump will be removed from office with only eight days left of his term.
The House voting to impeach him would trigger a trial in the Senate, which could proceed even after Trump leaves office.
The New York Times reported that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was said to be pleased about the Democratic impeachment push.
The Times said McConnell believes the impeachment effort will make it easier to purge Trump from the Republican Party.
Ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris oath taking ceremony, Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton arrived at the US Capitol Hill. 43rd President of USA George W. Bush along with his wife arrived at the inauguration. Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at the US Capitol for Joe Biden's inauguration. US outgoing Vice President Mike Pence also arrived ahead of oath taking ceremony. Biden will be the 46th president of United States and Kamala Harris will be the first female and first black Vice President.
Donald Trump left the White House for the last time as US President on Wednesday, saying that this ‘is not a long term goodbye’ and ‘we will see each other again’.
Trump and First Lady Melania headed to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the outgoing president spoke at a farewell event on a smaller scale than he had hoped for. In fact, his request for a huge military-style parade with crowds of supporters was rejected by the Pentagon.
It is not clear how many guests attended the event either, with Mike Pence deciding to skip it in order to attend Biden’s inauguration instead.
Trump is the first president in modern history to boycott his successor’s inauguration. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen arrive at the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden. Outgoing President Donald Trump is not attending the inauguration. He is the first outgoing president to skip his replacement’s inauguration in more than 150 years.
In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic that she never made and claimed that someone either outside or inside the administration was creating a parallel set of data to show to Trump.
[NFA] Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Donald Trump, told CBS's Face the Nation that Trump was given 'parallel data streams' from another source on the COVID-19 pandemic and that Trump presented graphs she never made. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber. CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports the decision to require members of Congress to walk through metal detectors has further inflamed tensions on Capitol Hill.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's request for a delay. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
For all of the right-wing media’s talk about the dangers posed by immigrants, “I think Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous immigrant in America,” longtime Republican strategist Stuart Stevens says. “He’s a classic example of somebody who never assimilated American values. If he understands America, he profits off the appeal that he doesn’t understand it.”
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Protesters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday – the first full day of Joe Biden’s presidency – to let the Democratic establishment know they are still fighting for racial justice, some told CNN.
U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell responded Friday to the discovery that hundreds of National Guard members were sent to rest in a parking garage Thursday afternoon. The Guard members later returned to the Capitol.
Democrats now have majority of the U.S. Senate after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three members on Wednesday to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in a decade. Bryan Wood reports.
At least three top Republicans plan to miss President Donald Trump's farewell ceremony.
House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy will attend church with Joe Biden.