House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants President Trump to suffer for the outcome of last week's events that she claims were instigated by the president and she is willing to call on Vice President Mike Pence to carry out the punishment.
So on Monday, Pence will have a huge decision to make.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued Vice President Mike Pence an ultimatum on Sunday night — invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump in the coming days or Democrats will proceed this week with impeaching the president for an unprecedented second time.
Pelosi made clear in a letter to her members that if Pence refuses to act, Democrats will immediately move to force Trump from office for his role in inciting violent riots at the Capitol on Wednesday linked to at least five deaths, including a police officer. Pence so far has shown no willingness to meet Democrats’ demands, making an impeachment vote almost certain this week.
Reports on VP Pence's stance on the 25th Amendment possibility have been unclear. Early headlines suggest that he would not cooperate with such a maneuver but as the weekend wore on, it seems as though Pence could be coming around to the idea.
Should Pence decide not to invoke the 25th Amendment, Pelosi is prepared to have the House vote on impeachment immediately.
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