Pelosi’s Ultimatum: 25th Amendment or Impeachment, Pence Can Choose
The political fireworks have begun.
The mood in Washington DC is a tense one this week, after a large crowd of President Trump’s supporters breached the Capitol building in a stunning display.
If the buildings and the red hats weren’t so recognizable, we may never have believed that this was a scene from the streets of America. It was shocking, to say the very least, leaving even the wordiest of authors searching for the right way to describe the moment.
In the 24 hours since the incident, tempers have been flaring regularly in Washington, and some lawmakers are pushing for drastic action.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even came with an ultimatum.
A growing number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump a day after pro-Trump rioters rampaged through the Capitol, violently forced their way into a rare joint session of Congress and left a trail of destruction in their wake.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Congress may be prepared to impeach Trump if the vice president did not immediately invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump and put Vice President Mike Pence in power, with just two weeks before the president is set to leave office.
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment,” she said. “If the vice president and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
House Republican Adam Kinzinger was the first member of the GOP to suggest that the 25th Amendment be invoked, after several other prominent Republicans distanced themselves from the Commander in Chief.
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