WASHINGTON DC (77WABC) – After five days of not speaking to the public, President Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday morning on his way to a border wall event in Alamo, Texas. The event also marks Trump speaking to reporters for the first time since the Capitol attack on January 6th.
The President told reporters that the House Democrats impeachment push is causing “tremendous anger,” and called it “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics” and reiterating that he wants “no violence.” Listen here:
Theto consider a resolution calling for President Trump’s removal through the 25th Amendment, as pressure grows to remove him from office with just eight days left in his term. The House wants a speedy removal due to growing calls that the President encouraged rioters to invade the Capitol on January 6th — a charge the President strongly denies. Listen below:
The House resolution calls on Vice President Mike Pence “to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties of his office.”
It also calls on Pence to assume the powers of the presidency as acting president. It appears that Pence will not invoke the 25th Amendment.
The House is aiming to vote on the measure Tuesday evening and then Pence would have 24 hours to respond once it is approved by the Democratic-led House.
In addition to the resolution being debated Tuesday, Democrats have also introduced an article of impeachment charging Mr. Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” It has the backing of at least 210 House Democrats, and the House is expected to meet Wednesday to consider it.
“President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government,” the article of impeachment states. “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a co-equal branch of government. He thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”