Now Republicans to vote for Trump impeachment
Published: 10:17 AM, 13 January 2021 Updated: 01:14 PM, 13 January 2021
Incumbent United States President Donald Trump will be succeeded by new US President-elect Joe Biden on 20 January
The move by Democrats to impeach United States Incumbent President Donald Trump from office is turning into momentum as some of his fellow Republicans begin to turn against him.
Liz Cheney, the most senior Republican in the House of Representatives, said she would vote to impeach Trump over the US Capitol turmoil last week.
Donald Trump, however, took no responsibility for the breach of Congress by supporters of his.
He will be succeeded by new US President-elect Joe Biden on 20 January.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is planning to vote on Wednesday to charge Trump for provoking his supporters which also makes him the first US President ever to be impeached twice.
Cheney, who is also the daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, said in a statement: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” – BBC.
She added that Trump “summoned the mob, assembled the mob, lit the flame of this attack.”
John Katko and Adam Kinzinger, another two Republicans, said they would also vote for Trump’s impeachment.
Democrats have already been pressuring Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment which help to oust Trump, however, he rejected their resolution on Tuesday.
“Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment,” Pence said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, adding: “Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that as many as 20 Senate Republicans were open to convict the president.
A two-thirds majority of the upper chamber would be needed to convict Donald Trump which means at least 17 Republicans would have to vote for conviction.
After all of this commotion, however, Donald Trump showed no remorse for remarks he made to supporters at a rally before a mob stormed the halls of Congress in his first public appearance since last Wednesday.
“The impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you’re doing it, and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing,” he told reporters.
He also said the “real problem” was rhetoric used by Democrats during Black Lives Matter protests and violence last year.