House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Jan. 10, urging Mr. Pence to "immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment, to summon. train and mobilize executive officials within the cabinet, declaring the President was unable to fulfill his duties and powers.
If Republicans stop the move, Democrats will vote on the impeachment bill of the President on Jan. 12 and promote impeachment steps thereafter.
"We are calling on the Vice President to respond in 24 hours," Ms. Pelosi wrote.
In addition, Democrats will hold a private caucus at 2 p.m. January 11.
Calls to remove President Trump came after a crowd of his supporters broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting Congress's approval of electoral votes. The siege of the Capitol killed at least 5 people, including a policeman.
Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, according to a source close to. Mr. Pence and Mr. Trump are believed to have not spoken since the January 6 incident.
As a loyalist to Donald Trump, however, Mr. Pence has been criticized by the US President for his role in counting votes in the Congressional meeting, and he is also one of those trapped inside the Capitol when the meeting violent love takes place.
In another development, House Speaker Pelosi is also asking Democrats to comment on part of the 14th Amendment, which involves removing members "who have participated in the rebellion. ". Some Democrats wanted the House to expel members who encouraged violence at the Capitol.