Rep. Ted Lieu, one of the House members leading the calls for impeachment against President Trump, said if Trump does not resign or the 25th amendment is not invoked by the Cabinet, House members will introduce one article of impeachment on Monday.
Lieu said he expects a vote on the article of impeachment for "incitement of insurrection” this week.
“All of us including Speaker Pelosi will prefer that Donald Trump simply do the right thing and resign, or that Vice President Pence actually shows some spine, at least for himself and his own family and invoke the 25th amendment,” Lieu told CNN. “If none of that happens, then on Monday, we will introduce the article of impeachment which is incitement to insurrection and we do expect a floor vote this coming week.”
In a tweet earlier Saturday, Lieu announced that there are 180 Democratic co-sponsors on the article of impeachment.
“There will be Republicans who do vote for it,” Lieu said, adding that he is in talks with some Republicans to co-sponsor the resolution, but would not specify how many Republicans he expects to vote for the article.
When asked about the likelihood of the article of impeachment being taken up by the Senate, Lieu responded that Trump is unpredictable, and could do something in the next 10 days to change the mind of Senators.
“Anything is possible and first of all, none of us know what Donald Trump is thinking right now, what he might do tomorrow. He could do something even crazier two days from now and that could change what the Senate may or may not do,” Lieu stated.
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