House Democrats attempted to introduce a resolution to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment and remove President Trump from office. The resolution was blocked by House Representative Alex Mooney, although it can be brought to a vote on January 12.
In a press release posted on the congressman’s website, Mooney stated “Pelosi should not attempt to adopt a resolution of this magnitude without any debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is wrong to have sent members of Congress home and then try to adopt without any debate a precedent-setting resolution that could imperil our Republic. The U.S. House must never adopt a resolution that demands the removal of a duly elected president, without any hearings, debate or recorded votes.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the blocked resolution via her website, stating “The House Republicans rejected this legislation to protect America, enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue. Their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.”
Pelosi called President Trump a danger to the constitution, claiming that the Capitol Building breach was his fault, although he had denounced the violence as it happened and told his supporters to go home within minutes. The President had even told the protestors to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices be heard.
House Representative Tom Emmer called the resolution “a politically motivated effort by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats that will fracture our nation even more instead of bringing us together.”
House Democrats went further and introduced an article of impeachment, charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” with a Harvard Law professor stating that it had virtually no chance of succeeding.
The House’s actions, along with the decision made by most of the big social media companies to drop President Trump off their sites, has led many conservatives to speak out against the coordinated effort to destroy dissenting opinions.