Two Senate Republicans – Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey – have called on Mr. Trump to step down due to the insurgency.

Democrats in the House of Republicans presented an article of impeachment against US President Donald Trump – “incitement to insurgency” for his role in the attack on Capitol Hill last Wednesday. The House could vote on this charge on Wednesday.

House Republicans blocked a measure by asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, a statute by which the president can be removed for incapacity. The measure will be sent to the entire House for a vote.

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On Sunday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formulated a plan to move forward with Mr. Trump’s impeachment if Vice President Mike Pence did not invoke the 25th Amendment.

“In protecting our Constitution and our democracy, we will act urgently, as this president poses an imminent threat to both. As the days go by, the horror of this president’s continued assault on our democracy intensifies, as does the need for immediate action, ”Ms. Pelosi wrote in a letter to her fellow Democrats in the House.

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Mr. Trump has ten days remaining in his term and if he is impeached he will be the first president to be impeached twice. If convicted in the Senate, Mr. Trump could be barred from running again in the future.

Monday’s resolution was introduced by Rhode Island Congressman David Cicillin, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California. At least 210 of the 222 House Democrats have signed on, according to the New York Times.

While it is theoretically possible that the articles of impeachment will be sent to the Senate within days – where Mr. Trump will be on trial, it is unlikely to happen. The new administration and Congress will need to focus on a response to COVID-19, and cabinet appointments and House Democrats could delay sending charges to the Senate, where the trial is to begin immediately. South Carolina Democratic Whip James E. Clyburn told CNN House Democrats may not send the articles to the Senate for 100 days under the Biden administration.

Two Senate Republicans – Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey – have called on Mr. Trump to step down due to the insurgency.

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