The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday, Jan. 13, asking Vice President Mike Pence to remove sitting President Donald Trump from power. Pence declined in advance. This was reported by CNN.
In the document, members of the lower house of Congress urge Pence to use the 25th amendment to the constitution on the inability of the head of state to perform his duties. In this case, the vice president, with the support of a majority of the cabinet, can take his place until Congress approves this decision.
Democrats have announced that if Pence does not agree to an attempt to remove Trump, they will impeach the sitting president in the House of Representatives on charges of sedition.
To impeach Trump, however, another two-thirds vote of the senators is needed, which is not yet available. In addition, the Senate may not have enough time to consider the charges before Trump ” resigns” on January 20.