House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

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Saul Loeb

Vice President Mike Pence officiates as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

WASHINGTON — With impeachment ahead, the House is trying first to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Democrats approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump — though Pence said he would not do so.

The House will vote Wednesday on actually impeaching Trump. That may well pass, though conviction in the Senate — if the question comes to a vote– is much less likely.

Trump said Tuesday that the impeachment effort itself was what was causing “tremendous anger” in the country. He will face a single impeachment charge — “incitement of insurrection.”