House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says legislation to impeach US President Donald Trump will proceed, even as she urges the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke the constitutional authority to force him out. She says that after the deadly assault on the Capitol last Wednesday, Trump remains a threat to democracy. Lawmakers are warning of the damage Trump could still do before Joe Biden takes over as president on January 20th.
A slim majority of Americans want Donald Trump removed from office in the wake of his supporters’ murderous rampage through Congress, a new poll found yesterday. The ABC News/IPSOS survey shows support for removal at 54% compared to opposition at 43%. Trump could be removed immediately through being declared unfit under the 25th Amendment by Mike Pence and eight of the cabinet’s 15 most senior members, or by a fast-tracked impeachment this week – although that would need Mitch McConnell to change position to get on board. But the poll shows a bitter partisan split over removal with 94% of Democrats in support but just 13% of Republicans. Democrats are set to introduce a single article of impeachment today, accusing Trump of incitement to insurrection.
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