The U.S. House of Representatives geared up to move forward with impeachment, with proceedings on Monday led by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.
During the short session Monday morning, Democrats tried to pass a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. However, it failed without unanimous support.
Michigan’s members of Congress weighed in on a possible second impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“I know many people see impeachment as political, but I take the oath very seriously,” said Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11).
So far, none of Michigan’s Republican members have said whether they will vote for the articles of impeachment introduced Monday. Only Congresswoman Lisa McClain signaled that she wouldn’t vote for impeachment, saying in a statement that “it incites division.”
Some members said discipline and accountability needs to extend to member of Congress.
“We also are looking at the 14th Amendment, expelling colleagues. There’s been conversations about censorship. You should know that many still are very vocal even on Twitter, on what happened and some are even trying to rationalize a way,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13).
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.