A Republican congressman from West Virginia shattered the dreams of House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats that wanted President Trump removed from office as quickly as possible. Rep. Alex Mooney blocked the attempt by Democrats of introducing a resolution via unanimous consent to call on Vice President to invoke the 25th Amendment to have Trump removed. So without the quick-fix unanimous consent in their holster, they can bring the resolution up for a vote on Tuesday.
Mooney halted Pelosi in her tracks, saying the House Speaker “should not attempt to adopt a resolution of this magnitude without any debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Mooney followed that by saying “it is wrong to have sent members of Congress home and then try to adopt without any debate a precedent-setting resolution that could imperil our Republic. The U.S. House must never adopt a resolution that demands the removal of a duly elected president, without any hearings, debate or recorded votes.”
That’s one small victory for President Trump. He’s facing Democratic assaults from multiple directions though. On Monday House Democrats did introduce an impeachment resolution against President Trump for incitement of an insurrection.
A group of four Democratic Representatives issued a harshly worded statement that laid out they motivation. “In his conduct while President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States,” the statement reads.