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WASHINGTON DC, January 9, 2021 ~ House Democrats Are likely to introduce an impeachment resolution Monday, an act that could make President Trump the first-ever U.S. President to be impeached twice. The current draft of the proposed resolution includes one article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”
On a call Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus that she would prefer Vice President Mike Pence and the President’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the President from power. She was clear however that, should the Vice President and Cabinet not act, impeachment was a viable alternative that the house would likely pursue.
Meanwhile, there are indications that some Republican lawmakers are open to the idea of impeachment. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse said Friday that he would consider articles of impeachment, saying “I believe the President has disregarded his oath of office.”
Also on Friday, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski became the first Republican Senator to call for Trump’s resignation. “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage.”
Other Republicans are resistant to the idea of impeachment. Utah Senator Mitt Romney said “I think there’s little time for that,” and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham commented that impeachment would “do more harm than good.”
January 8, 2021 ~ John Malcolm, Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government and Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation explains the 25th Amendment to Guy Gordon.