On Sunday, the FBI announced two men were charged in a District of Columbia federal court in connection with last week’s riots.
Larry Rendell Brock of Texas was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Brock was arrested Sunday in Texas.
Eric Gavelek Munchel of Tennessee was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was arrested Sunday in Tennessee.
Images from violence in D.C as protestors and supporters of President Donald Trump and his false election fraud claims storm the Capitol in protest of the Electoral College certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
On Monday, House Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. Republicans objected to the resolution and blocked any immediate consideration. The House will reconvene Tuesday at 9 a.m., and a full roll-call vote will be held on the resolution, which is expected to pass in the Democrat-controlled House.
After that, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Pence will have 24 hours to respond before the House would proceed to impeachment. A vote could come Wednesday.
No articles of impeachment were introduced Monday during the House session, which barely lasted 10 minutes.
Pence has already said he would not attempt to remove Trump, who is under increasing criticism from Democrats and Republicans for his role in last week’s Capitol riots.
On Monday, House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving submitted his resignation in the wake of last week’s violent Capitol riots, after U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he also would demand the same from the Senate’s sergeant at arms.
On Sunday, Pelosi said the House will proceed with legislation to impeach Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority to force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.
House Democrats’ strategy is to condemn the president’s actions swiftly but delay an impeachment trial in the Senate for 100 days. That would allow Biden to focus on other priorities as soon as he is inaugurated Jan. 20.
Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat and a top Biden ally, laid out the ideas Sunday as the country came to grips with the siege at the Capitol by Trump loyalists trying to overturn the election results.
“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running,” Clyburn said.