Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats want Trump thrown out in any way possible. Despite the fact that Joe Biden will be installed next week, they are rushing to find a way to oust Trump.
Impeachment seems like a long shot at the moment since they just don’t have the time to get the Senate on board.
Instead, they appear to be ratcheting up the pressure on the vice president. They want him and half of Trump’s cabinet to use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
They pushed a bill to formally demand Pence bow to their will. But it just got kicked back. From Fox News:
House Republicans blocked quick consideration of a bill calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office amid fallout from last week’s Capitol riot…
Democrats asked for consideration of a bill calling on Pence to mobilize the 25th Amendment, but Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.V., objected Monday.
Democrats wanted a bill moved quickly through Congress, but it would have required unanimous consent from the House.
At least one Republican objected to it, slowing down the process considerably.
The bill is a long-shot effort and not just because of a lack of time. Any bill needs to be voted on by both the House and the Senate. The House might rush it, but the Senate won’t return until January 19.
And even if they did pass the bill—it needs to be signed by the president. Trump won’t sign a bill like that.
(Forgetting that the 25th Amendment is invalidated by the president, if he objects in writing, leading to a debate in the Senate—again, not enough time for any of that.)
None of these moves by Pelosi and Democrats have any time to work. And that ignores the fact that Trump is leaving office anyway, as he promised personally.
Any theories that he’ll refuse to leave office peacefully are not backed by evidence. They only appear to be the fever dreams of Democrats who still aren’t happy, even after the election.
I’d ask what does make a Democrat happy these days, but I don’t really want to know.
- Democrat tried to rush a bill to force Pence to use the 25th
- Republicans in the House objected to the “quick consideration.”
- Democrats don’t appear to have enough time to impeach or remove Trump.
Source: Fox News