US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democratic members of Congress will start procedures to urge Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump from office.
Pelosi unveiled the plan in a letter to other Democratic lawmakers on Sunday, days after Trump supporters laid siege to the US Capitol. Congress was inside certifying Joe Biden's election victory at the time.
Pelosi said in the letter that Democratic leaders will request unanimous consent on Monday to bring up a resolution.
She said the resolution calls on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to declare Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office.
Pelosi wrote, "If we do not receive Unanimous Consent, this legislation is planned to be brought up on the Floor the following day. We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours."
She also expressed her readiness to proceed with submitting another draft resolution to impeach Trump.
She said, "The horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action."
But various media outlets are reporting that Pence has no intention of responding to calls to remove Trump.