Democrats take two actions to oust Trump from power: "Incitement to violence"
A "disturbed" president, an "imminent threat" against American democracy: Although the end of his term is very near, the Democrats are determined to act to hasten his departure, after the events of the Capitol that left 5 dead and a country in shock .
Democrats take action Monday in Congress to oust Donald Trump nine days from the end of his term, a sanction that would remain in the history of the United States and could jeopardize his political future. This morning, they presented a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to remove Donald Trump and presented a letter of indictment for "incitement to violence."
Since the opening of the session, two actions have been launched in the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats. On the one hand, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tried to pass a resolution unanimously calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Donald Trump from his post. A Republican unanimously opposed its immediate adoption. Therefore, a plenary vote should take place on Tuesday.
At the same time, Democrats presented the House with an impeachment article against the Republican president, whom they accused of "inciting violence" during the events on Capitol Hill.
The powerful Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, had presented on Sunday an ultimatum to Mike Pence, invited to urgently activate the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which consists of the vice president and the main ministers noting the inability of the president to exercise his function . She had given him 24 hours to respond to the House court order, enshrined in the first resolution, and which would amount to making him endorse the executive powers for the last days of Trumps term.
Joe Biden to be sworn in on January 20
Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20 on the steps of the Capitol. Some Republican elected officials on Sunday called on Donald Trump to step down to spare the country the complexities of impeachment proceedings like the 25th Amendment.
The invasion of the Capitol
Democrats, and a handful of Republicans, believe the outgoing president encouraged his supporters to march on Capitol Hill last Wednesday, where constitutionally bound Mike Pence solemnly announced the results of the November 3 presidential election. A victory for Joe Biden that Donald Trump never wanted to accept.
Trump and Pence no longer speak
Mike Pence, a long-time loyalist to the Republican billionaire, has had no contact with him since Wednesday. But he so far he has not shown willingness to activate this device. Isolated in the White House, expelled from Twitter and other major social networks that want to avoid further incitement to violence, Donald Trump could nevertheless speak on Monday, according to the CBS channel. And he plans to travel to Texas on Tuesday to praise his immigration policy and the construction of the border wall with Mexico.
Melania Trump comes out of silence
In silence since the violence on Capitol Hill perpetrated by pro-Trump, his wife Melania Trump finally condemned the events on Monday, while denouncing the "attacks" of which she considers herself a victim. The Capitol, the seat of the United States Congress, was protected by barriers on Monday. Windows shattered by the violence were protected by wooden boards, while four riot police shields were left against a wall.