The Dems in the house are readying new articles of impeachment against President Trump and it will pass in the house making him the only president impeached twice in our history.
The Dems may hold off sending the articles to the Senate – Mitch said he would not take them up until Jan 19 and they don’t want this to impact Biden getting his nominations confirmed – until 100 days into the Biden administration. They would do this after he left office to bar him from ever holding office again. And yes, they can do this.
But in bad news for some GOP members, the Dems are talking about using the 14th amendment to kick out Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and others from Congress over the debacle in the Capitol.
Can they do this? Yes. What can the GOP Reps do? They can overrule this if they get 2/3 vote (which they don’t have) in the House.
In short, expect a deal between the GOP and the Dems where some of their members (probably the freshmen like Lauren Boebert) get kicked out while the rest with seniority (like Jim Jordan) remain.
Freshman Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., plans to introduce a resolution “to expel members to voted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist coup that has left people dead. They have violated the 14th Amendment,” she said in a tweet Sunday. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., also plans to unveil a resolution that would censure Trump.
House Democrats are expected to hold a conference call at 2 p.m. ET Monday about their “response to the violent assault on the Capitol.”
Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders have not explicitly said which, if any, articles of impeachment the House will vote on and the earliest a vote on any articles could be held is Wednesday.
Democrats have overwhelmingly voiced support for the effort and fast-tracking it as Trump nears his final days in office.
Even if the House impeaches Trump this week, the earliest the Senate could begin to take it up would be January 19, according to a memo circulated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., unless all 100 Senators agree to come back early
AOC & other members are specifically referring to section 3 of the 14th amendment…text is below.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 11, 2021
Basically says you can't serve in any office if you've engaged in insurrection against the US.
In a letter to her caucus, Pelosi said she was supporting a discussion on this. https://t.co/ziQ5Sg8brg pic.twitter.com/sIftzlPRBu