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Democratic congressmen would present impeachment resolution against Trump this Monday

According to US media, members of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives plan next Monday to present an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.

Democratic congressmen would present impeachment resolution against Trump this Monday

This measure, according to CNN, would allow Democrats to speed up a vote next week, "although they have not committed to carrying it out." The latest draft of the resolution, according to the US network, includes a charge for "incitement to insurrection."

The president of the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, warned this Friday that Congress will act if Trump does not resign, after reporting that he discussed with a senior military chief ways to ensure that the president does not use nuclear codes from the arsenal of the nation.

"This morning I spoke with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, to discuss the precautions available to prevent an unstable president from launching military hostilities or accessing launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike," she said in a text.

"The situation with this unbalanced president could not be more dangerous," he continued, promising that Congress will take "action" if Trump "does not leave office imminently and voluntarily."

Initiating impeachment is congressional decision: Biden

The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, said that it is "the decision of Congress" to initiate an impeachment process against President Donald Trump, but stressed that the fastest way to remove him from office is with the assumption of the new government in twelve days.

"The quickest way for this to happen is for us to take the oath," said Democrat Biden, who will be inaugurated on January 20.

“What actually happens sooner or later is a decision for Congress to make. But that's what I'm waiting for: for him to leave office, "he said.

Biden addressed the issue during a news conference from his stronghold in Wilmington, Delaware, two days after Trump incited a crowd of supporters to march on Congress to reverse his electoral defeat.

The violent takeover, which left five dead, however did not prevent Congressional certification of Biden's victory in the November 3 election.

Democratic leaders in Congress have warned that they want Trump to resign, or else they will take "steps" to try to remove the Republican president for the second time during his presidency.

Biden spoke broadly for the first time on an eventual impeachment of Trump, or on trying to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which authorizes the removal of a president if he is deemed unfit for office.

The president-elect's hesitancy to support his party in a new impeachment of Trump reflects the fact that he already faces the daunting task of healing deep divisions in American society.

"We are going to do our job and Congress can decide how to proceed," Biden said.

Republicans reject the measure

The head of the Republican minority in the House, Kevin McCarthy, rejected the measure, warning that it would increase polarization.

"Subjecting the president to an impeachment process with only 12 days remaining until the end of his term will only further divide our country," he said in a statement, although he considered what happened as "unacceptable" and "undemocratic."

McCarthy, one of the most powerful lawmakers loyal to Trump, said he contacted Biden to "talk to him about how we should work together to calm things down and unite the country to solve America's challenges."

The impeachment against Trump, if successful, may not advance in the Senate, which still does not have the Democratic majority that it will have when Vice President Kamala Harris and the two brand-new senators elected Tuesday in a historic runoff in Georgia.

Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican who said he will "definitely consider" impeachment, recommended that Trump at the very least step aside and let Vice President Mike Pence take the reins.

"I think the less the president does over the next 12 days, the better," he told NPR radio.

Vice President Mike Pence has been called to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows the removal of a president who is considered unfit for the position, but according to press reports he opposes appealing to this mechanism because he fears an increase in tensions .

With information from AFP

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