Donald Trump continues to face the backlash for his provocative speech of January 6th that led to his supporters thrashing the Capitol building where the certification process was going on.
In the latest development, despite Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to expel Trump from his post, Democrats have given their vote for the impeachment of the President over his inflammatory statements. The decision was seconded by at least 5 Republicans as his party members said that “there hasn’t been a greater betrayal” to the name of the US President in the country’s history.
Though there are only 8 days remaining for Trump to uphold his position in the White House, a voting process will take place on Wednesday amongst the House members regarding an impeachment article, calling for the removal of Trump from office with accusations of inciting the violent attack on Capitol last week after delivering the speech to his fans on the same morning.
This will lead to the organization of a trial in the Senate, which still remains under the control of Republicans. However, uncertainties revolving around the time period and political interest left to remove Trump.
On Tuesday evening, Pence rejected the proposal of Democrats the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution for dethroning Trump. Despite this, the Democratic party moved forward with their impeachment vote.
In a letter addressed to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Vice President said, “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”
The letter couldn’t stop the House from passing a resolution, officially urging Pence to make a move. Voting ended with 223-205 in favor.
Meanwhile, Trump’s lot of supporters started blurring out as more and more Republicans voted to remove him. At least 5 Republican House members, along with a House leadership member, voiced their interest in voting for his second impeachment. Notably, no President has ever been in the dock for getting a second impeachment.
Representative Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
Cheney, the daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, said in a statement, “Trump summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and let the flame of this attack. I will vote to impeach the president.”
John Katko, Adam Kinzinger, and Fred Upton- 3 other Republicans also said that they will vote for Trump’s impeachment. The voting was purely an individual perception as the Republican leaders forced no one to go against the President and vote for his removal.
Evidently, the development hasn’t been going well with Trump who said that there will be more violence if he is removed from office.
Showing no remorse and calling the Capitol attack as “totally appropriate”, the President warned Democrats of the efforts they are making to expel him and to hold him liable for the attack as he said he wasn’t guilty.
He made the comments during a visit to a part of the newly built border wall in Rio Grande Valley of the US. Unapologetic Trump warned that his impeachment could result in further attacks and more violence in the country.
“The impeachment hoax is a continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country and is causing tremendous anger and division and pain, far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the U.S.A., especially at this very tender time,” Trump said.
This was the first time the President responded to the Democrats and some Republican’s efforts to expelling him before his term gets over.
“The 25th Amendment is of zero risks to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump said. “As the expression goes, ‘Be careful what you wish for.”