Republicans block quick resolution by Pelosi calling on Pence to remove President Trump

Democrats tried to push a bill onto the floor today using unanimous consent, calling on Mike Pence to remove President Trump using the 25th amendment, but Republicans quickly blocked it:

FOX NEWS – House Republicans blocked quick consideration of a bill calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office amid fallout from last week’s Capitol riot.

Democrats asked for consideration of a bill calling on Pence to mobilize the 25th Amendment, but Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.V., objected Monday.

The calls for Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment come from top Democrats in both chambers of Congress.

Last week, Schumer and other Democrats urged Pence to “immediately” invoke the 25th Amendment, calling it the “quickest and most effective way” to remove Trump from office.

Schumer, though, warned that if Pence and the Cabinet did not take that path, Congress could “reconvene to impeach the president.”

But they can’t reconvene, as McConnell has already explained. It would take unanimous consent for the Senate to ‘reconvene’ and Republicans will easily object, just as they did here to stop this bill from easily coming to the floor.

Pelosi did say “she would bring the bill to the floor if the unanimous consent request was blocked,” according to Fox News. So she’s going to have to do that if she wants it to pass, assuming all Democrats are willing to vote for it.

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