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U.S. House to Vote on Trump's Removal over Capitol Attack


Mon 11 Jan 2021 | 10:50 AM
NaDa Mustafa

Late Sunday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that lawmakers will vote on a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet to remove the outgoing President Donald Trump from office, after his supporters’ deadly storming of the Capitol, before moving to impeachment.

In a letter, Pelosi said, "House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Monday or Tuesday on a resolution urging Pence to resort to the twenty-fifth amendment of the US Constitution that allows him and the cabinet to dismiss the president if he is unable to perform his official duties."

If that fails, Democrats then plan to initiate impeachment proceedings.

"In protecting our constitution and our democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both," she added.

last Wednesday, supporters of Donald Trump stormed a congressional session held to endorse Joe Biden’s victory, as a last-minute desperate attempt by  Trump to reverse his election loss led to chaos and accusations of an attempted “coup.”

Officials at the U.S. Capitol building announced the closure, and lawmakers said on Twitter that they were sheltering in their offices, as protesters – some of them carrying Trump flags – were seen walking through the building.

These riots resulted in the death of 5 people and the arrest of 68 others.