House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned that the US President Donald Trump could be impeached for a second time for his role in encouraging crowds of his supporters that stormed the US Capitol two days ago.
“If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to members of the chamber on Friday.
Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer also have called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump from office – a process for stripping the president of his post and installing the vice president to take over.
“If we were six months out, we should be doing everything to get him out of office. Impeaching him again, trying to evoke the 25th Amendment, whatever it took,” Biden said in remarks in his home state of Delaware. “But I am focused now on us taking control as president and vice president on the 20th and to get our agenda moving as quickly as we can.”
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