Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) Said a vote on the second indictment against President Donald Trump could take place next week. The House only needs a simple majority to initiate the process.
“Donald Trump must be removed from office. And we will continue with whatever tool we have to make sure this is done to protect our democracy, "Clark told CNN. "If the reports are correct and (Vice President) Mike Pence fails to keep his oath of office and remove the President and help protect our democracy, we will press impeachment to do just that."
Clark said impeachment proceedings could be brought to the floor of the house by the middle of next week.
“We have a president who led a riotous mob to storm the Capitol. We now have five deaths and the damage to our democracy is really unfathomable, ”she said.
Calls for impeachment have continued to grow since Vice President Mike Pence failed to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office. Several members of Trump's cabinet – including Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos – have resigned, despite Democrats and several Republicans fear that the possibility of Trump staying in office could give him ample opportunity to incite more violence.
Trump was reportedly warned that he could be charged with incitement to insurrection, which killed five people after pro-Trump insurgents stormed the Capitol, fueled by unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud.
You can see Clark's interview below.
“Donald Trump must be removed from office. And we will proceed with whatever tool we need to make sure this is done to protect our democracy, "says MP Katherine Clark as House Democrats seek a quick impeachment vote if Pence Trump does not remove pic.twitter.com / d1TxmTXLAt
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