If the effort to use the 25th Amendment fails, the House will move on to debate on the impeachment article on Wednesday.
- US President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in public for the first time as he travels to Texas on Tuesday to mark the completion of his border wall.
- House Democrats are leading the charge of impeaching Trump either through the 25th Amendment or through impeachment.
- Trump faces only one impeachment charge: “Incitement to Insurgency.”
- Trump privately blamed the “Antifa people” for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, despite clear evidence that the overwhelming majority were his supporters, reports Axios.
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Chamber to debate the 25th amendment
Democrat-led, the United States House is set to hold a recorded vote calling on Vice President Mike Pence to rally the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office before the end of his term of office on January 20.
Pence will have 24 hours to respond.
If that effort fails, House Democrats say they will move forward with impeachment for “incitement to insurgency,” setting the stage for proceedings to begin on Wednesday.
Trump visits Texas for first time since assault on U.S. Capitol
Trump is expected to visit the Texas-Mexico border to mark the completion of more than 643 kilometers (400 miles) of a border wall.
The president is expected to speak about his accomplishments in curbing immigration to the United States, during his first live event since his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Jan.6 in an assault that at least made five dead, including a Capitol police officer.
Vice President Pence and Trump met on Monday
Pence met Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, a senior administration official told the AP News Agency.
The two men, in their first conversation since the attack on the White House, had a “good conversation” according to the official.
Officials said the president and vice president had agreed to work for “the remainder of their term.”
Pence is under pressure from the US Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office following the attack on the Capitol.