Trump facing increasing pressure to leave office early

Trump lost to President-elect Joe Biden in the electoral college (306 to 232) and was behind him in the national referendum with more than 7 million votes. Every state – and Congress itself – confirmed the results of the presidential election, and Trump himself finally admitted last week that “a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th”.

Fifty-six percent of Americans said they believe Trump should be removed from office before his term ends ABC News / Ipsos poll 67 percent of respondents said Trump deserved a “good amount” or “a lot” of guilt for attacking the Capitol.

House majority whip Jim Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper to State of the Union that impeachment proceedings could be completed on Monday, although they may not reach the bottom of the house until Tuesday.

In a two hour call on Saturday, POLITICO reported, Clyburn and other Democratic leaders expressed concerns that a Senate impeachment process could slow the confirmation of Biden’s cabinet candidates and affect the ability of Congress to quickly pass a large-scale coronavirus aid package.

In an interview on Sunday, Clyburn called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last week distributed a memo that set January 19 as the earliest date for impeachment to begin, “but insisted that” Nancy Pelosi is smarter than that. “

Clyburn suggested that House could give Biden 100 days to pass his agenda before the articles were sent to the Senate. In a separate interview on Fox News Sunday, Clyburn reminded host Chris Wallace that the House did not immediately send impeachment articles on the Capitol when it first voted in favor of Trump.

“They weren’t delivered the next day,” said Clyburn. “They were delivered at a time that was most convenient, so in this case we will do the same.”

Toomey said on CNN that Trump “committed criminal acts” but raised questions about whether the Constitution would allow the Senate to convict a president who has stepped down. He also hinted that Trump could face criminal liability for his role in Wednesday’s violence.

“I think the president excluded himself from ever being in office again,” Toomey said. “I don’t think he’s elected in any way, and I don’t think he’ll wield anything like the sway he’d had on the Republican Party in the future.”

The MP Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) Has classified the impeachment as an unwise move, but signaled that he would “choose the right path” if the Democrats would push the process forward.

“The best thing that can heal the country is for him to step down,” he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. “The next best thing is the 25th change.”

MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Described Trump as “a clear and present threat” to Congress and the country “every minute and every hour he is in office”.

“But in addition to the distance, we are also talking about the complete blocking of the President, or rather Donald Trump, from running for office again and again,” she said to “This Week”. “And also the potential ability to prevent him from being pardoned on the charges for which he was charged.”

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Argued that there were only two ways to determine Trump’s fate: a political and a legal way.

“I would think so [the judicial path] That would be a better position and that would be a better way than a political way, “Manchin told CNN, noting that the impeachment” is basically preventing us from putting a government together. “

The mounting calls for Trump’s dismissal come as the Allies continue to abandon the Supreme Commander in the final days of his presidency. Trump has lost the cabinet and other administrative officials in addition to his ability to tweet and post on several other social media platforms.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Republicans had told him “they have had enough”.

“Unless there is indisputable rioting,” said Christie, “I don’t really know what it is.”

Several Republicans, public and private, have expressed support for Trump’s removal, said Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

“This long national nightmare has to come to an end,” Jeffries told Meet the Press.

He said the chamber was “focused [Trump’s] Immediate removal, “which can be one of three options: Vice President Mike Pence and a majority in the Cabinet can invoke the 25th Amendment, Congress can vote to indict and convict the President,” or the Republican doers involved in are close to Donald Trump can demand that he resign. “

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