With the inauguration only 8 days away current Vice President Mike Pence is being called upon by the House to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove President Donald Trump from office. The 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allows for the transfer of power from the president to the vice president in extenuating circumstances, when the president is deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” With this being said, is this really necessary to remove him from power when it was already attempted once by House of Representatives initiating an impeachment on December 18, 2019? He was eventually acquitted of both articles of impeachment (abuse of power & obstruction of justice) on February 5, 2020.
This resolution is set to be voted on by the House around 10:30pm today. The house is very optimistic that Pence will be inclined remove President Trump from office and is waiting to run out the clock and make it to January 20, 2021. However, this is to be expected and if all goes according to plan the House will plan to vote on Wednesday on an article of impeachment that would ultimately charge Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in urging his supporters to march to the Capitol last week and fight. If this does pass the Senate will hold a trial and decide whether or not to convict Trump, which could potentially halt his ability to run for office in the future. In a perfect world this should be an open and shut case, but we all know that things do not always go according to plan.