Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Donald Trump and impeachment.
House Democrats formally introduced an article of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the takeover of the U.S. Capitol last week by a violent pro Trump mob on Monday. The House could vote as early as Wednesday.
House Republicans blocked a measure calling on Vice President Pence and Trump’s Cabinet to remove him under the 25th Amendment. The procedural move by the GOP to block consideration of the measure under unanimous consent will force the full House to vote on the resolution. The resolution pressures Pence to initiate proceedings to remove Trump in the wake of the attack on the Capitol by a pro Trump mob and as calls from Trump’s impeachment.
The resolution, authored by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D.MD), calls on Mike Pence to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.
The 25th Amendment gives the vice president, plus a majority of the Cabinet, the ability to remove the president from office if they determine he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.