Tuesday, March 2, 2021
ADVT 
International

U.S. House embarks on effort to push out Trump

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 12 Jan, 2021
  • U.S. House embarks on effort to push out Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives has formally launched efforts to force the early departure of President Donald Trump.

Democratic lawmakers introduced a resolution today calling on Vice-President Mike Pence and the federal cabinet to remove Trump on the grounds he is unfit to lead.

The resolution will be subject to a full House vote Tuesday after it failed to garner unanimous support.

Lawmakers also introduced their backup plan: a single article of impeachment, entitled "incitement of insurrection," to be voted on if Pence doesn't act.

If passed, it would make Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached twice, although it remains unclear whether the Senate would vote to convict.

Both resolutions accuse Trump of inciting supporters to interfere in congressional efforts to confirm president-elect Joe Biden's election win.

That's exactly what happened Wednesday, an hour after Trump's speech, when supporters overwhelmed police on Capitol Hill and laid siege to the building.

Five people died that day, including a Capitol police officer and a protester who was shot while trying to enter the House chamber.

Democratic lawmakers want Trump to resign immediately, or for Pence and cabinet members to use the constitution's 25th Amendment to remove him from office if he doesn't.

Neither appears likely at this stage, which is why Democrats are proceeding with impeachment, which could receive a vote in the House as early as Wednesday.

MORE International ARTICLES

Trump, after nod to loss, embraces his supporters

Trump, after nod to loss, embraces his supporters

Media reports suggest Vice-President Mike Pence won't support their other option: a constitutional rule that allows an unfit commander-in-chief to be removed from office.

Trump, after nod to loss, embraces his supporters

Uneasy calm settles on Capitol after day of chaos

Uneasy calm settles on Capitol after day of chaos

Overnight, just hours after Trump supporters forced their way into the building and terrorized lawmakers, Congress ultimately certified Joe Biden as U.S. president-elect.

Uneasy calm settles on Capitol after day of chaos

Trump supporters mass in D.C. as Biden era begins

Trump supporters mass in D.C. as Biden era begins

Several Republican lawmakers will formally object to president-elect Joe Biden's win, citing phoney allegations of election fraud — a futile exercise that will likely do little beyond delaying the inevitable.

Trump supporters mass in D.C. as Biden era begins

Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

Vaccinations have already begun speeding up, reaching roughly half a million injections a day, he pointed out.

Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

Trump call ratchets up political tension in U.S.

Trump call ratchets up political tension in U.S.

That demand is sure to reverberate Tuesday, when two run-off elections in Georgia will decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.

Trump call ratchets up political tension in U.S.

'Relieved': US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

'Relieved': US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

Shipments of precious frozen vials of vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech began arriving at hospitals around the country Monday.

'Relieved': US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

PrevNext