With House Speaker Pelosi being under pressure to ‘do something’ against Donald Trump egging on his supporters to protest the final acceptance of the 2020 Electoral College vote picking Joe Biden to end his time as President.
Some Democrats have advanced having Congress ‘censure’ President Trump….
Pelosi is pushing to impeach Trump if Trump Vice President doesn’t essential fire his boss Trump using the 25th amendment to the Constitution for being unfit to serve…
Pence is NOT in any hurry to get rid of his boss with just 10 days left in both their time in office….
Pelosi is now aiming for a Wednesday or later vote in the House…
If the Senate is handed the impeachment article or articles ?
The Senate shuts down focused on Donald Trump AFTER he’s gone and Biden is chumping at the bit to start getting things done…
A possible censure vote could a be quick vote in the House and Senate BEFOFE next Wednesday Jan. 20th…And Republicans might be able to hold their noses and go along…
A censure is just a slap on thee wrist….
Another option has emerged among some Republican and moderate Democratic circles — censuring Trump — though it remains highly unlikely to advance.
A censure resolution would gain far more support in the GOP than impeachment. Some Republicans have privately been pushing for that route and are trying to get Biden on board, according to GOP sources. That group of Republicans is also warning that impeachment could destroy Biden’s reputation with Republicans.
But censure is considered a nonstarter in an incensed House Democratic Caucus, where members see it as a slap on the wrist that gives Republicans an easy out.
The Democrats’ enormous step toward impeachment on Sunday comes after Pelosi and other top Democrats held a private call on Saturday night in which they discussed the potential ramifications that a lengthy impeachment trial could have on Biden’s presidency.
Democratic leaders discussed several options to limit the political effects on Biden’s first 100 days, with one option — floated by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) — for the House to delay the start of an impeachment trial in the Senate by holding on to the article of impeachment….
Censure, a formal congressional condemnation, has been successfully invoked against sitting presidents. While admittedly symbolic, it is what is needed at this moment: an immediate bipartisan judgment that is strong, unequivocal, indelible and undeniable, a clear judgment that Trump’s conduct was a profound betrayal of both his duty and the basic legal rules of our democratic republic. Different courses of action toward this goal are available, but only censure holds any real chance of imminent success….
More from David E. Kendall @ Wash Post….