House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday night that her chamber will move forward with legislation to impeach President Trump this week.
“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” Pelosi said in a letter to the House outlining the next steps in their impeachment process.
“As the days go by, the horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action,” she wrote.
The House will first try to force Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to remove Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment, according to Pelosi’s letter.
If legislation to execute that is blocked by Republicans, which is expected, there will be a full House vote on Tuesday, the letter said.
The House would then move to consider the article of impeachment, Pelosi said. The day for an impeachment vote was not set.
Rep. Ted Liu said early Sunday evening that it had 210 cosponsors in the House.
However, House Democratic Whip James Clyburn said on Sunday that the party might wait until after President-elect Joe Biden’s 100 days to deliver it to the Senate.
With Post wires
House moving forward with Trump impeachment process, Pelosi says The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.