During the House proceedings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to Members of Parliament to uphold their oaths to protect the Constitution from all domestic and external enemies, remembering Abraham Lincoln and the Bible. He said- ‘He (Trump) should go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation which we all love.’ He said that today, in a bipartisan manner, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law. Not even the President of America.
MPs such as Jamie Ruskin, David Cicilline and Ted Liu have prepared a motion for impeachment against Trump, co-sponsored by 211 members of the House of Representatives. It was tabled on Monday. Earlier, the House of Representatives passed the charge of impeachment against Trump on December 18, 2019, but the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted him of the charges in February 2020. During that time allegations were made that Trump pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate corruption claims against Biden and his son.
I have directed federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain order. In Washington DC, we are bringing in thousands of National Guard members to secure the city & ensure that a transition can occur safely & without incident: US President
– ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2021
Trump condemned the violence
Before the impeachment voting began, US President Donald Trump issued a video message condemning the incident on Capitol Hill. He said that whether you are on the right or left, Democrat or Republican, there is no justification for violence.
Trump said, there is no excuse, no exception, America is a country of laws. Action will be taken against those who were involved in the attacks last week. The President said that I have instructed the federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain peace. In Washington DC, we are bringing thousands of National Guard members to secure the city and ensure that the transfer of power takes place without any violence.
Vice President Mike Pence rescues Trump
At the same time, the outgoing Vice President of the United States Mike Pence refused to implement the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to remove the country’s outgoing President Donald Trump. Pence said in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, “In our constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means to punish or take away the right.” Implementing the 25th amendment in this way will set a bad example.
Pelosi and the House of Representatives were pressuring Pence and the Cabinet to take action to remove Trump from the post of an attack on January 6 in the US Capitol (House of Parliament) by thousands of supporters of the president.
Pence said in a letter, “As you are well aware, the 25th Amendment was designed to deal with the incapacity of the President.” Pence said that after the horrific incident of last week, the administration’s energies are focused on the systematic transfer of power.
Pence said, “But now that there are only eight days left in the President’s term, then you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that I and the Cabinet implement the 25th Amendment.” I do not think it will be in the interest of our country or in accordance with our Constitution. The Vice-President can hold a cabinet meeting under the 25th amendment, which may be voted on whether the President is not fit to take charge.