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Trump faces possible 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

In this file combination of pictures created on September 24, 2019 shows US President Donald Trump at UN Headquarters in New York and US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, in Washington DC, both taken on September 24, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Rony Curvelo
Press TV, Miami

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives is expected to consider launching an impeachment process against the US president on Wednesday.

The Democratic lawmakers say they will move ahead with the measure if Vice-president Mike Pence refuses to invoke the 25th amendment, an article that would immediately unseat the president if he is deemed unfit for office.

Democrats and a few Republican lawmakers are calling for Trump’s removal from office, citing his conduct and rhetoric. Experts say the lack of bipartisan balance in the calls, however, can put US national security at risk.

Last week, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, underlined the urgency to remove Trump by speaking with Pentagon officials about safeguards on the president’s access to the nuclear codes in the last days of his presidency.

To make matters worse for Trump, the US Department of Justice has not ruled out filing charges of insurrection, sedition and attempted coup against him.

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