President Trump announced on Thursday his intention to concede the election and facilitate a smooth and peaceful transition of power after riots rocked the Capitol on Wednesday — but it’s not enough for Democrats that are out for blood.
Immediately following Wednesday’s events, pundits and politicians alike began discussing the possibility of removing President Trump via the 25th amendment or initiating a second impeachment process — and according to Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) on Friday, impeachment proceedings could be brought to a vote as soon as next week.
Clark, acting as the mouthpiece of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), said in a Friday morning appearance on CNN that Democrats must “proceed with every tool that we have to make sure that that happens to protect our democracy,” adding that the articles of impeachment currently being drawn up could be brought to a vote within the next week.
“If the reports are correct, and Mike Pence is not going to uphold his oath of office and remove the president and help protect our democracy, then we will move forward with impeachment to do just that,” she explained.
Democrats are already drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump, promising to tie Congress up in an ugly and divisive fight despite the fact that Trump will be leaving office no matter what on inauguration day, January 20th.
Pelosi gleefully said on Thursday that Trump is a “very dangerous person who should not continue in office,” and that “if the vice president and the Cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
President Trump issued a statement on Thursday condemning rogue supporters that stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, urging supporters to “revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family” and that “America is and must always be a nation of law and order,” adding that “tempers must be cooled.”
Never one to waste a good crisis, however, Pelosi and her rabid Democrat colleagues appear to be unwilling to pass up the opportunity to continue attacking Trump and his supporters despite ultimately already achieving their goal of ousting Donald Trump from the White House.