News By/Courtesy: Aakash Raj | 13 Jan 2021 13:34pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pro-Trump supports clash at the US Capitol
  • Impeachment of Donald Trump
  • Joe Biden's reaction

Democrats are debating this 15th January 2021 whether to press on with President Donald Trump's accelerated impeachment if his Cabinet would not threaten to oust him first. This came in as a quick reaction two days after a pro-Trump crowd ransacked the US Capitol. Donald Trump on 20th January 2017, in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, was sworn as the 45th US President. On 8th January 2021, he refused to attend the inauguration ceremony of his replacement, Joe Biden while consistently denouncing the election outcome as a hoax and his supporters aggressively storming the US Capitol in Washington. House Democrats are expected to hold a meeting as soon as next week to take up papers suggesting impeachment against Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed with her leadership groups for the possibility of impeachment hours after declaring that the House was prepared to proceed if Vice President Mike Pence and other officials did not invoke S.4 of the 25th Amendment to oust Trump from office by force through his very own cabinet. Five victims from the deadly melee are now dead, including police officer Brian Sicknick. In a statement Friday, Pelosi said that Sicknick's death reminds us of our commitment to those we serve: to defend our country against both international and domestic attacks. While Trump has less than two weeks in office, politicians and even those in his administration started debating options for his replacement. This is due to his act of inciting the crowd to march on the Capitol, on Wednesday afternoon, then declined to forcefully condemn the brutal attack and seemed to defend it. Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer called for Trump's Cabinet to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment and drive Trump from office until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on 20th January. Pelosi questioned a number of Cabinet members by name at a recent conference on Thursday, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Pelosi on 8th January 2021, questioned whether these acts stand by them and whether in the next 13 days Trump could be the man to further harm the nation. After hundreds of demonstrators with Trump banners and clothes broke into the Capitol on Wednesday and sparked damage and mass evacuations, most Democrats, and many Republicans, placing the blame squarely on Trump. As Congress was counting the electoral votes that validated Joe Biden's victory, the president had urged his followers to demonstrate aggressive means to protect their nation. Trump could challenge the conclusions of his Cabinet under the 25th Amendment, but the Cabinet could soon reaffirm its stance, holding Pence in office until the matter falls to legislators. Although the House could vote easily to impeach Trump, Congress is highly unlikely to be able to oust the president before Biden’s inauguration. The Senate will require the papers to be received and then hold a trial and vote on them, however, even though they did, it would be impossible that the Republican Senate would vote to prosecute them. When Biden is inaugurated, Democrats are likely to narrowly take the Senate, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell retains the gavel until then. With the talks of invoking 25th Amendment, Biden distanced himself from the drive of his fellow Democrats to oust Trump. Andrew Bates, the President-spokesperson, elect's said Biden was concentrating on acquiring his office on 20th January leaving it to Vice President Pence, the Cabinet and Congress to proceed on their own discretion. 

 

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 13 Jan 2021 17:47pm IST


Tags : #USCapitolViolence #ImpeachTrump #25thAmendment

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