House Democrats have drafted articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after protestors stormed the Capitol building on January 6, and are now pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to immediately remove the President from office, or face impeachment.
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) stated that she will be writing up the articles in a Twitter post, casting blame on the President for the events that transpired after his ‘Stop The Steal’ speech in Washington, DC.
The next day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and begin the process of removing President Trump from office.
Pelosi indicated that if Pence will not remove President Trump, Congress will impeach him.
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment,” she said. “If the vice president and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.
Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021
Omar has decided that President Trump must be removed from office despite him having just two weeks left before the end of his first term.
This comes as officials call for the removal of the President through the utilization of the 25th amendment, as National File reported.
Following reports that Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, and General Milley all worked to call in the National Guard without consulting President Donald Trump, multiple elected officials throughout the country are calling for Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and forcibly remove him from office.
“I am calling on Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment and protect our country,” wrote U.S. Rep Sylvia Garcia (R-TX). “Enough is enough.”
While many, like Omar, cast blame on President Trump for “inciting” the violence that ensued that day, Twitter retroactively censored the President’s video urging the crowd to remain peaceful and go home.
BREAKING: Twitter deletes Trump's video calling for peace pic.twitter.com/34rWBwbZVh
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 6, 2021
Twitter has also locked the President out of his account for 12 hours, adding that if future “violations” occur, they will permanently suspend the account.
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACCOUNT LOCKED FOR 12 HOURS, TWITTER SAYS HIS ACCOUNT WILL BE PERMANENTLY SUSPENDED IF HE 'BREAKS POLICIES' AGAIN
— Breaking News Global (@BreakingNAlerts) January 7, 2021
Around the same time, Facebook announced that President Trump’s account will be permanently banned, as National File reported.
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post announcing the ban.
They too had removed the President’s message of peace from their platform that day.
It is unclear whether the Republicans in Congress will side with the Democrats in the attempt to preemptively remove President from office before his term ends on January 20. However, given their recent lack of objections to the certification of the fraudulent electoral college results late last night, many Americans are wondering how far Republicans are willing to go, in regards to their betrayal of President Trump.