House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has supported the call for the urgent removal of President Trump from the office. The growing tensions after the rioters’ attack on Capitol Hill, and further demeaning outbursts from Trump on different social media platforms; resulting in him getting banned from Facebook and Twitter – have caused unrest amongst the Congress members, and immediate action is required.
If Vice President Mike Pence does not invoke the 25th amendment; the house will move to impeach Donald Trump. She further stated that the House will attempt to pass a resolution on Monday, calling the vice president to invoke the 25th amendment and remove Trump from office before he completes his tenure. If the resolution is not passed by unanimous consent, which is highly unlikely – because of the Republicans’ resistance – then the resolution will be taken to the floor for a full vote on Tuesday.
If this happens; Trump will be the only sitting President in the history of the US to be impeached twice. Though many senators have condemned the actions of President Trump it’s not certain if all of them will vote against him if such legislation is brought to the floor.
House Whip James Clyburn, a senior Democrat and staunch ally of Joe Biden stated that even though a vote on an article of impeachment against Mr. Trump is likely to happen this week, but the party may not send the articles to the Senate for trial till the newly-elected President Joe Biden completes his first 100 days in office.
As soon as Joe Biden takes oath; he needs to kick start his key policies, including boosting the economy and tackling coronavirus, and if the Senate has already received the impeachment articles; this process will slow down. It is most likely that the Democrats will wait to send any articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate; as this will earn time for the incoming president to tackle his agenda.
By removing Trump from office, even in his last days as president; the Senate will vote to disqualify him from holding any federal office again in the future. On the other hand, Donald Trump has not made any public statements since he got banned from several social media platforms on Friday.