Trump impeachment resolution: Pelosi's ultimatum to Mike Pence

First Published Jan 11, 2021, 8:26 AM IST

United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given Vice President Mike Pence 24 hours to respond on a resolution urging him and members of the cabinet to remove President Donald Trump from office.

<p>Pelosi has announced that the House would on Monday move forward with a non-binding resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>"Today, following the president's dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office immediately. If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, Congress will proceed with our action," she wrote in a letter to members of the House.</p>

Pelosi has announced that the House would on Monday move forward with a non-binding resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. 
 

"Today, following the president's dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office immediately. If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, Congress will proceed with our action," she wrote in a letter to members of the House.

<p><strong>Nancy recalls Capitol siege</strong><br />
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<p>In an interview to <em>CBS News</em>, which was aired on Sunday night, Nancy recalled how her staffers had to stay hidden under the table for over 2 hours to protect themselves from Trump supporters who were ransacking her office.<br />
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<p>She told CBS News, "Well, when the protesters were making the assault on the Capitol -- before they even got to these doors, the Capitol Police pulled me from the podium and I was concerned because I said, 'No, I want to be here'. And they said, 'Well, no, you have to leave'. I said, 'No, I'm not leaving'. They said, 'No, you must leave'."</p>

Nancy recalls Capitol siege
 

In an interview to CBS News, which was aired on Sunday night, Nancy recalled how her staffers had to stay hidden under the table for over 2 hours to protect themselves from Trump supporters who were ransacking her office.
 

She told CBS News, "Well, when the protesters were making the assault on the Capitol -- before they even got to these doors, the Capitol Police pulled me from the podium and I was concerned because I said, 'No, I want to be here'. And they said, 'Well, no, you have to leave'. I said, 'No, I'm not leaving'. They said, 'No, you must leave'."

<p>"Police -- guns drawn -- held the invaders off the House floor, but over in the Senate, the Trump supporters were able to break into the chamber. The scenes were shocking to watch," Pelosi said.<br />
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<p>"This door, they broke down as you can see. They broke that down. The staff went under the table, barricaded the door, turned out the lights, and were silent in the dark... under the table for two and a half hours," the House Speaker said.</p>

"Police -- guns drawn -- held the invaders off the House floor, but over in the Senate, the Trump supporters were able to break into the chamber. The scenes were shocking to watch," Pelosi said.
 

"This door, they broke down as you can see. They broke that down. The staff went under the table, barricaded the door, turned out the lights, and were silent in the dark... under the table for two and a half hours," the House Speaker said.

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