Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Friday night she will begin to take the necessary steps to impeach President Trump if he does not resign for his role in the breach on the U.S. Capitol earlier this week.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Friday night she will begin to take the necessary steps to impeach President Trump if he does not resign for his role in the breach on the U.S. Capitol earlier this week.FeedzyRead More
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Friday night she will begin to take the necessary steps to impeach President Trump if he does not resign for his role in the breach on the U.S. Capitol earlier this week.

Pelosi instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to consider legislation constructed by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., which would create a body and process called for in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, she said.

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But Pelosi did not say how far she would carry the process forward.

“It is the hope of Members that the President will immediately resign,” Pelosi said in a statement. “But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment.  Accordingly, the House will preserve every option – including the 25th Amendment, a motion to impeach or a privileged resolution for impeachment.

The 25th Amendment would allow the removal of the president if the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet agree. Vice President Pence reportedly will not go ahead with that process.

Pelosi’s statement was made after a lengthy discussion by House Democrats.

“Today, the House Democratic Caucus had an hours-long conversation that was sad, moving and patriotic,” Pelosi said. “It was a conversation unlike any other, because it followed an action unlike any other.”

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It is not clear that the Senate would bring an impeachment to trial, let alone convict the president.

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