US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that the Democrats will move to impeach President Donald Trump from office after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC.
Pelosi said Democratic leaders on Monday will request unanimous consent in the House for a resolution urging the Vice President to convene and mobilize the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to declare the President incapable of executing the duties of his office, after which the Vice President would immediately exercise powers as acting President.
“If we do not receive Unanimous Consent, this legislation is planned to be brought up on the Floor the following day. We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours,” Pelosi said,
“Next, we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor,” she said.
“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both. As the days go by, the horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action,” Pelosi said in her letter.
Violence erupted at the Capitol on Wednesday as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing lawmakers to evacuate the Capitol.
The mob clashed with police, climbed walls and broke windows and doors at the Capitol Building.
Several world leaders expressed shock and outrage at the violence that unfolded in the US capital by supporters of Donald Trump.