Pelosi says Democrats will move to impeach Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Sunday that Democrats will take action this week in the House to oust President Donald Trump, starting with a call for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
The resolution will call on Pence "to use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment immediately to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the Cabinet's executive departments to declare what is evident to a horrified nation: that the President is unable to discharge his office's duties and powers successfully."
If Republicans block the move, Democrats will vote Tuesday on the bill and later this week on impeachment.
Pelosi said, "We are calling for the Vice President to respond in 24 hours."
A private caucus call will be held by Democrats at 2 p.m. Hoyer's Floor Play will take place at 11 a.m. ET on the floor of the house.
Calls for the impeachment of the president came after a crowd of pro-Trump supporters on Wednesday violated the Capitol as Congress voted to certify the electoral votes. At least five people died in the siege
of the Capitol, including one Capitol police officer.
There are now 210 co-sponsors of the article of impeachment of President Trump, says Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu.
117th United States Congress has 100 senators, 435 representatives, and 6 non-voting delegates.
A simple majority of the 435 House members (present and voting) is required for each article for the impeachment resolution as a whole to pass. Then it moves to the Senate.