Rep. Katherine Clark, the assistant House speaker, told CNN on Friday she believes Democrats could vote as “early as mid-next week.”
She argued, “Donald Trump needs to be removed from office and we are going to proceed with every tool that we have to make sure that that happens to protect our democracy.”
Clark called every day Trump is in office “a day of grave danger” and accused Trump of inciting a “seditious mob” to riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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“Every day that Donald Trump is President of the United States is a day of grave danger," says Rep. Katherine Clark, assistant House speaker, as House Democrats eye quick impeachment vote if Vice President Mike Pence won’t remove Trump from office. https://t.co/yIrdg5KECG pic.twitter.com/uPz9aJ7RNl— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2021
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) became the first Republican to support the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment.
“I call for the vice president and members of the Cabinet to ensure the next few weeks are safe for the American people and that we have a sane captain on the ship…It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and end this nightmare,” Kinzinger said in a video he posted to Twitter on Thursday.
He added, “The president caused this. The president is unfit and the president is unwell. And the president now must relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily.”
“The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move, because as I’ve told you I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office,” Sasse said during an interview on “CBS This Morning.”
He continued, “He swore an oath to the American people to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. He acted against that.”