UPDATE: Trump’s ‘incitement of insurrection’ impeachment vote may come Wednesday

Nancy Pelosi Calls on Mike Pence to Remove Donald Trump From Office. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The 25th Amendment would allow Pence and the Cabinet to declare Trump “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”. Doing so would cause Pence to “immediately assume the powers and duties” of the presidency. . Pelosi and many other officials blame Trump for the attempted coup that took place on Wednesday. . She called his incitement of violence an “unspeakable assault” on the United States. This is urgent, this is an emergency of the highest magnitude … The president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America … In calling for this seditious act, the president has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people, Nancy Pelosi, via 'The New York Times'. She went on to describe the chaos at the Capitol as a day of “horrors” that would “forever stain” history. .  We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump sits in the White House … while there’s only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America, Nancy Pelosi, via 'The Wall Street Journal'

House Democrats will vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump from office on Tuesday night, with another historic impeachment effort to begin as soon as Wednesday morning.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told Democrats on a call Monday that members should plan to return to Washington Tuesday evening to consider the resolution calling on Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove Trump from office. That resolution is expected to pass.

Hoyer says the House will then consider impeachment on Wednesday.

On Monday, Democrats introduced the resolution. Republicans objected, and blocked any immediate consideration. 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 both Democrats and Republicans for his role in last week’s violent Capitol riots.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is recalling lawmakers to Washington for votes.

During an interview on “60 Minutes” aired Sunday, Pelosi invoked the Watergate era when Republicans in the Senate told President Richard Nixon, “It’s over.”

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.

“We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat,” Pelosi said in a letter late Sunday to colleagues.

“The horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action,” Pelosi said.

On Monday, Pelosi’s leadership team will seek a vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment, with a full House vote expected Tuesday.

After that, Pence and the Cabinet would have 24 hours to act before the House would move toward impeachment.

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A Republican senator, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible.”

During an interview on “60 Minutes” aired Sunday, Pelosi invoked the Watergate era when Republicans in the Senate told President Richard Nixon, “It’s over.”

“That’s what has to happen now,” she said.

With impeachment planning intensifying, Toomey said he doubted impeachment could be done before Biden is inaugurated, even though a growing number of lawmakers say that step is necessary to ensure Trump can never hold elected office again.

“I think the president has disqualified himself from ever, certainly, serving in office again,” Toomey said. “I don’t think he is electable in any way.”

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Murkowski, long exasperated with the president, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that Trump simply “needs to get out.” A third, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, did not go that far, but on Sunday he warned Trump to be “very careful” in his final days in office.

House Democrats were expected to introduce articles of impeachment Monday. The strategy would be 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.

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.

“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running,” Clyburn said.

Corporate America began to show its reaction to the Capitol riots by tying them to campaign contributions.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s CEO and President Kim Keck said it will not contribute to those lawmakers — all Republicans — who supported challenges to Biden’s Electoral College win. The group “will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy,” Kim said.

Citigroup did not single out lawmakers aligned with Trump’s effort to overturn the election but said it would pause all federal political donations for the first three months of the year. Citi’s head of global government affairs, Candi Wolff, said in a Friday memo to employees, “We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.”

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has said an impeachment trial could not begin under the current calendar before Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.

While many have criticized Trump, Republicans have said impeachment would be divisive in a time of unity.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said that instead of coming together, Democrats want to “talk about ridiculous things like ‘Let’s impeach a president’” with just days left in office.

Still, some Republicans might be supportive.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he would take a look at any articles that the House sent over. Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a frequent Trump critic, said he would “vote the right way” if the matter were put in front of him.

The Democratic effort to stamp Trump’s presidential record — for the second time — with the indelible mark of impeachment had advanced rapidly since the riot.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, a leader of the House effort to draft impeachment articles accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said Sunday his group had 200-plus co-sponsors.

The articles, if passed by the House, could then be transmitted to the Senate for a trial, with senators acting as jurors to acquit or convict Trump. If convicted, Trump would be removed from office and succeeded by the vice president. It would be the first time a U.S. president had been impeached twice.

Potentially complicating Pelosi’s decision about impeachment was what it meant for Biden and the beginning of his presidency. While reiterating that he had long viewed Trump as unfit for office, Biden on Friday sidestepped a question about impeachment, saying what Congress did “is for them to decide.”

A violent mob of Trump supporters overpowered police, broke through security lines and windows and rampaged through the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers to scatter as they were finalizing Biden’s victory over Trump in the Electoral College.

Toomey appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Clyburn was on “Fox News Sunday” and CNN. Kinzinger was on ABC’s “This Week,” Blunt was on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and Rubio was on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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