Lawmakers will vote Tuesday evening on 25th Amendment resolution, followed by impeachment on Wednesday
WASHINGTON—House Republicans wrestled with how to respond to accusations that President Trump incited last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, with some proposing censure and others open to Democrats’ move to impeach the president for the second time.
The first test of GOP sentiment will come Tuesday night, when a handful of Republicans who have said Mr. Trump is no longer fit to serve could join Democrats in supporting a resolution demanding that Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office. If Mr. Pence doesn’t act, Democrats have said they would move forward with an impeachment vote Wednesday, and would have enough votes even without GOP support.
Mr. Trump, in his first comments to reporters in several days, criticized Democrats for seeking to impeach him, calling it a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics” and said the move was “causing tremendous anger.”