Republicans on Monday blocked Democrats from introducing a resolution via unanimous consent to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump.
The most recent failed Democrat attempt to force President Trump out of the White House early called on Pence and the Cabinet to “declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”
Rep. Alex Mooney, the Republican responsible for being a thorn in the side of the Democrats said Pelosi, “should not attempt to adopt a resolution of this magnitude without any debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives,” noting that “it is wrong to have sent members of Congress home and then try to adopt without any debate a precedent-setting resolution that could imperil our Republic. The U.S. House must never adopt a resolution that demands the removal of a duly elected president, without any hearings, debate, or recorded votes.”
The attempted political attack on Trump came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said lawmakers need to “act with urgency” – claiming that Trump is an immediate danger to the Constitution.
In a statement on Monday after the resolution was blocked, Pelosi stated: “The House Republicans rejected this legislation to protect America, enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue. Their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.”
“The House will next take up the Raskin legislation in regular order to call upon the Vice President to activate the 25th Amendment to remove the President. We are further calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours after passage.”
Rep. Tom Emmer, head of the campaign arm for House Republicans, said it would be better if Democrats and Republicans worked to resolve differences before Jan. 20.
“It is a politically motivated effort by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats that will fracture our nation even more instead of bringing us together,” Emmer said on Monday.
The lawmaker noted that the anger that sparked the Capitol breach was, in part, triggered by years of “fomenting the type of vitriol that has been dividing our nation over the course of many years, and it has to stop.”
Additionally, House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment and charged the president with “incitement of insurrection.”
Trump didn’t tell the protesters to breach the Capitol or commit acts of violence and later condemned the violence that occurred. Trump also told the protesters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices be heard.”
Nevertheless, the Democrats are pushing forward with the baseless claim that he is responsible for the riots.
“He also willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol,” the resolution stated.
“Members of the crowd he had addressed, in an attempt to, among other objectives, interfere with the Joint Session’s solemn constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 Presidential election, unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the Vice President, and Congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts.”
Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Democrats in the House have virtually no chance of succeeding.
“The case cannot come to trial in the Senate. Because the Senate has rules, and the rules would not allow the case to come to trial until—according to the majority leader—until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, an hour after President Trump leaves office,” Dershowitz said just over the weekend in a Fox interview.