The American Democrats warned Sunday, January 10 that they are ready to launch in the coming days a new “impeachment”, a historic impeachment procedure against Donald Trump, if Vice President Mike Pence does not resolve to remove him from office. functions.
Four days after the events on Capitol Hill, which left five dead and shook the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a series of actions to remove the Republican president, described as “Imminent threat” against democracy and the American Constitution.
Democrats will first appeal to Mike Pence. The House will be asked Monday, January 11, and if necessary the next day, to vote on a resolution asking him to remove Donald Trump from his functions. In a rapid procedure and then, if necessary, in a formal vote.
Request for activation of the 25th amendment
The powerful leader of the Democrats, 80, says the impeachment procedure will be introduced immediately. The indictment article has already been drafted.
Democrats call on Mike Pence to urgently activate the 25the amendment of the Constitution which consists, for the vice-president and the principal ministers, of noting the inability of the president to exercise his function.
Faithful to Donald Trump but having no further contact with him since the events of last Wednesday, Mike Pence has so far shown no willingness to trigger this device.
Nancy Pelosi specifies that the vice-president will have 24 hours to respond to the House’s injunction which would amount to making him endorse executive powers for the last ten days of Trump’s mandate. President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn in on Jan.20 on the steps of the Capitol.
An “unbalanced” president
Democrats believe Republican billionaire is now president “Unbalanced” and dangerous, and should therefore be ruled out. They also believe he encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol last week, where Mike Pence, held by the Constitution, solemnly announced the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election. A Joe Biden victory that Donald Trump never wanted to accept.
Some Republican elected officials on Sunday called on Donald Trump to resign to spare the country the complexities of the procedure.impeachment like 25e amendment. Several voices were also raised in the Democratic camp to judge that such a long and complicated procedure could slow down the projects of President-elect Joe Biden.
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