WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation on Monday urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Representative Ted Lieu said on Saturday.
In a tweet, Lieu, who was an active participant in the December 2019 House impeachment of Trump that ultimately failed in the Senate, said there were now 180 co-sponsors for one new article of impeachment following rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top congressional Democrat, has threatened to impeach Trump for a historic second time unless he resigned “immediately,” a move the pugnacious president is unlikely to consider.
Pelosi has also asked members to draft legislation aimed at invoking the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which allows the removal of a president unable to fulfill the duties of the office.
Trump “has done something so serious — that there should be prosecution against him,” Pelosi told CBS’ “60 Minutes” according to an early excerpt of the interview.