Following the assault on the Capitol on Wednesday, which was said to be part of President Trump’s agenda to steal victory from President-elect Joe Biden, US Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, at a news conference, after the congress surmounted the challenge and resumed the process after the National Guards and the police had cleared off the mob, leading to the ratification of Biden’s victory, threatened that the lawmakers would be left with no choice but to impeach the president and remove him from office if the Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet fails to invoke the 25th Amendment to sack Trump.
An article of impeachment which was shared via twitter by a Democrat, Ilhan Omar after learning of the danger Trump could pose to governance and democracy within the remaining 13 days to the end of his tenure read;
“Once again, Trump has violated constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” the article reads.
Every single hour that Donald Trump remains in office our country, our democracy, and our national security remain in danger. Congress must take immediate action to keep the people of this country safe and set a precedent that such behaviour cannot be tolerated.
Articles of Impeachment for introduction, so proud of everyone co-leading this effort with us. We need to move quickly to remove this President from office,” she added.
So far only 37 congressmen have indicated interest in the impeachment bid.
it was also reported yesterday that some of President Trump appointees have resigned after learning about Donald Trump role in the attack on the Capitol. Elaine Chao, Trump’s Transportation Secretary was the first cabinet secretary to resign following the insurrection after he sent a notice to her colleague that she was resigning from Trump’s cabinet, effective Monday, following the violence at the Capitol.
Trump’s deputy national security adviser, Matt Pottinger, the first lady’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, a press aide and the White House social secretary all resigned on Wednesday.
It was also confirmed by a White House Senior administrative official that as of Yesterday, the Commerce Department’s deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and security, John Costello along with Ryan Tully, a senior director for European and Russian Affairs, also resigned from the National Security Council.
However, Trump in a statement after the Congress confirmed the president-elect’s electoral victory finally agrees to Hand over to Biden who defeated him in the November 2020 US Presidential elections.
In the statement, Trump said ;
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.
“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to ‘Make America Great Again.’”
In adding to Trumps woes, founder of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg said while reacting to the violence perpetrated at the Capitol by Trump supporters that Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram till the end of his tenure on January 20, 2020.