Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens discusses new Trump impeachment push

‘We’ve got to bring some justice to this situation’

Lawmakers are urging President Trump to resign as they work to have him removed from office.
Lawmakers are urging President Trump to resign as they work to have him removed from office.

Congress is again set to take up an article of impeachment against President Trump.

This time it’s for his actions that led up to the deadly siege Jan. 6 by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol. Michigan Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens (11th District) spoke with Local 4 on Monday morning to discuss the steps lawmakers are taking this week.

“This is certainly a solemn moment. We are aware that the Cabinet met to explore invoking the 25th Amendment late into the night on Wednesday, Jan. 6. We know that the National Association of Manufactures has come out for the 25th Amendment, and Congress is taking a legal step today to see if we can get the Vice President to invoke it. If he doesn’t, we are going to move forward with impeachment,” said Stevens. “I know many people see impeachment as political, but I take the oath very seriously as a member of Congress ... reading through our Constitution, particularly our 14th Amendment, section three ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ things that are on the table here. We’ve got to bring some justice to this situation. We had a national security crisis on Wednesday.”

Watch the full interview with Stevens above about why lawmakers believe Trump needs to be removed before he leaves office Jan. 20.

Read more: What is the 25th Amendment and how does it work?

Related: Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him (AP)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.

The House action could start as soon as Monday as pressure increases on Trump to step aside. A Republican senator, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible.”

A stunning end to Trump’s final 10 days in office was underway as lawmakers warned of the damage the president could still do before Joe Biden was inaugurated Jan. 20. Trump, holed up at the White House, was increasingly isolated after a mob rioted in the Capitol in support of his false claims of election fraud.

“We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat,” Pelosi said in a letter late Sunday to colleagues.

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