Washington (Associated Press)-The warnings are flickering, and the Democrats in Congress formulated a plan to quickly impeach President Donald Trump, demanding decisive and immediate action to ensure that the “unshakable” commander in chief does not aggravate what they said He caused or even ignited nuclear damage. The war was in the last days of his tenure.
When the country accepted the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, five people were killedIt seems that the crisis between the last acts of his presidency is deepening like in other periods in American history. Less than two weeks after his departure, Democrats now want him to leave, and he has few defenders in his own Republican Party to speak for him.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) announced in a private conference call with Democrats on Friday: “We must act.”
A well-known Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, told the Anchorage Daily News that Trump just “needs to leave.”
The last few days of Trump’s presidency were spun toward the end of chaos because he Kunda was in the White House, and was renounced by many aides, top Republicans and cabinet members. Refusal to admit that after the defeat in the November general election, he has now promised a smooth transfer of power when the Democratic president-elect Biden was sworn in on January 20, but even so, he said he would not attend the inauguration-the first Since the outbreak of the Civil War, the president has been in the cold.
In Congress, when the president spent four years breaking the norms and testing the barriers of national democracy, many people were watching and confused. With only a few days left in the term of office, the Democratic Party does not want to have another chance. The chaos that broke out in the Capitol on Wednesday shocked the world and threatened the traditional peaceful transfer of power.
Pelosi stated that she had already had a dialogue with Chief of Staff Mark Milley (Mark Milley), the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “discussing how to prevent an unstable president from launching military hostilities or using launch rules to conduct nuclear war. Existing preventive measures”. She said that Millley assured her that her long-term safeguards were in place.
The President has the sole authority to issue an order to launch nuclear weapons, but if it is determined to be illegal, the military commander can reject the order. Trump did not publicly raise such threats, but officials warned that if the president is out of control, he will face serious danger.
Pelosi said of the current situation: “This lifeless president couldn’t be more dangerous.”
At the same time, Biden said that he will concentrate on his work when he is ready to take office. When asked about impeachment, he said: “This is a decision made by Congress.”
The Democrats are considering quick action. A person familiar with the matter disclosed that his draft of the impeachment clause accused Trump of abusing his power, saying that he “willingly express his speech, encouraging and predictably to take illegal actions in the Capitol.”
These articles are expected to be introduced on Monday, and the House of Representatives vote will take place on Wednesday.
If Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate, he may also be prevented from running for president or holding public office again in 2024. He will only be the president impeached twice. A person on the phone said that Pelosi also discussed other ways Trump might be forced to resign.
An aide, who asked not to be named, revealed that the senators from both parties have summoned their appeals to consider a plan for congressional action.
The White House thinks this will not help. Trump spokesman Judd Deere said: “Politically motivated impeachment of a president with 12 days remaining in office will only further divide our great country.”
Trump tweeted again on Friday and restored his Twitter account after a brief ban. He replied with a radical statement that after he posted a calmer video tape condemning the violence on Thursday, his supporters must not “Be respected”. By the evening, Twitter said it would permanently suspend him from the platform, citing “the danger of further inciting violence”.
The earliest date that the Senate can start an impeachment trial under the current calendar is January 20th.
Although Republican senators have been silent on this issue for many signs, the timing of the conviction in the Republican Senate seems unlikely, although this shows that Trump has crushed the party.
One of Trump’s ally, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican minority leader of California, did speak. He said, as the White House did: “Impress the president with only 12 days left in office. imp will only make our country more divided. “
McCarthy said he has reached Biden and plans to speak with the upcoming Democratic president-elect to “cool down.”
But Merkowski said she hopes Trump will resign now instead of waiting for Biden to be sworn in on January 20.
“I want him out,” she said in a telephone interview with the Anchorage newspaper.
Another major Republican Trump critic, Senator Ben Sass of Nebraska, said he would “absolutely consider” impeachment.
Trump strongly protested and urged the protesters to march to the Capitol, but it has not weakened.
Representative Adam Schiff of D-Calif said: “Every day he takes office, he poses a threat to the Republic.
Schiff, who led Trump’s impeachment in 2019, said in a statement that Trump “ignited the fuse of Wednesday’s explosion in the Capitol.”
Senator Bernie Sanders of the Vermont Independent Party tweeted that someone asked, why impeach a president who has been out of office for only a few days?
The answer is: precedent. It must be clearly pointed out that no president can lead an uprising against the US government, now or in the future. “Sanders said.
Both Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer had private calls with Biden on Friday evening.
They called on Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump to step down. This is a process of removing the president and appointing a vice president to take over.
Pelosi later said that the choice still exists. But now it seems that actions taken by Penny or the cabinet seem unlikely, especially after the violence, Education Secretary Betty DeVos and Transport Secretary Elaine Zhao will no longer be after the sudden resignation of the two top officials. File a lawsuit in the cabinet.
Trump once rallied at the White House on Wednesday to encourage loyal voters to tally the Capitol where Congress proved Biden was elected in March.
The House of Representatives impeached Trump in 2019, but the Republican-led Senate acquitted him in early 2020.
Associated Press writers Alan Fram (Alan Fram) and Alexandra Jaffe (Alexandra Jaffe) contributed to this report.