Despite a joint session of Congress having been attacked by a violent mob of MAGA red cap insurrectionists incited by Donald Trump last Wednesday in a seditious coup attempt to overthrow American democracy and install him as America’s first tinpot dictator, five people dead including a Capitol Police officer, and their own lives having been threatened by plans to kidnap and execute members of Congress including the lynching of Vice President Mike Pence, the House voted along party lines on Tuesday on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment (something he should have already done by now) and remove Donald Trump from office.
The vote was 2223-205 with only one Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), voting with every Democrat in approving the measure.
The Sedition Party still stands in lockstep with its “Dear Leader” and craven coward Vice President.
The Hill reports, House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump:
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) crafted the resolution, which calls on Pence, joined by other members of the Cabinet, to oust Trump by activating the 25th Amendment, which allows for the president’s removal if he’s deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Promoting Trump’s removal, Raskin, a constitutional law scholar, said it’s imperative that Congress send the message “that what took place is absolutely intolerable and unacceptable.”
“It is critical for us now to make clear that this was an absolute dereliction of presidential duty,” Raskin said.
Most Republicans, however, opposed the effort. Some defended Trump’s actions as harmless [they should be expelled from Congress forthwith]; others denounced the president’s behavior , but argued against his removal so close to the end of his term. [appeasement].
Vice President Mike Pence, a staunch Trump loyalist, had already sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) prior to the vote on Tuesday informing her that he would not invoke the 25th Amendment. Pence Rejects Calls to Invoke 25th Amendment:
“I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with the Constitution,” Pence wrote in a letter to Pelosi released Tuesday night.
“Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our nation,” he added.
Pence wrote that using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump would “set a terrible precedent.” Instead, he argued that it should only be used in instances where the president is incapacitated or has a disability that prevents them from carrying out the duties of the office.
“I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame passions of the moment,” Pence wrote. “Work with us to lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I pledge to you that I will continue to do my part to work in good faith with the incoming administration to ensure an orderly transition of power. So help me God.”
Despite his own life, and possibly the lives of his family members who were present at the time Trump’s MAGA red cap mob came to lynch him, and despite the first armed insurrection against the lawful government of the United States by a president of the United States who delusionally refuses to concede that he lost an election by a landslide, Mike Pence refuses to protect the United States government, the Constitution, and the lives and safety of American citizens against the clear and present danger of a seditious mad man, in violation of his oath of office.
Mike Pence will forever be remembered infamously in history alongside British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for his appeasement of Adolph Hitler when he signed the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi Germany to annex the German-speaking Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Pence, like Chamberlain, failed to take a stand against the threat of fascism. His letter echoes the same unwarranted optimism of Neville Chamberlain’s assertion that the Munich Agreement had ensured “peace in our time,” which, of course, it had not. Pence’s political career is over. He is a political pariah now.
The House will vote on a single Article of Impeachment today, charging Donald Trump with incitement to insurrection. It will pass. The only question is how many of these craven coward
Republicans Sedition Party members will honor their oath of office and stand up and be counted on the right side of history. The roll call vote will reveal which Sedition Party members must be expelled from Congress under the 14th Amendment.
The impeachment of Donald Trump, for a second time – he now owns two of the four impeachments in American history – is as much a condemnation of the craven coward
Republicans Sedition Party members who failed to honor their oath of office the first time by refusing to do their duty and remove Trump from office. They were warned, and they knew that he would do it again.
These craven cowards knew the malignant pathologies of Donald Trump, and did not care out of political calculation. They left America vulnerable to his further evil machinations. The
Republican Sedition Party now stands impeached alongside its “Dear Leader.”
If there is any further violence or insurrection from Trump’s domestic terrorists, the fault will lie with craven coward
Republicans Sedition Party members who fail to honor their oath of office today by not voting to remove Trump from office. The vote really should be unanimous – they were all victims of his seditious assault on American democracy. These craven cowards will be accessories to any further violence and insurrection which follows. They must be held accountable.