The House of Representatives voted tonight to approve a resolution calling for President Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment in the wake of the violent siege of the US Capitol last week.
The resolution, brought forward by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, called on Vice President Mike Pence "to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties of his office."
Pence rejected the call to invoke the 25th Amendment in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier today.
The resolution amounts to a symbolic rebuke to the President as many lawmakers are furious and reeling from the deadly attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
What's next: It comes as House Democrats are now moving rapidly toward impeaching the President for a second time as a result of the insurrection, which Trump incited after repeatedly making false claims that the election had been stolen from him and calling for his supporters to fight back.
House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump, setting up an impeachment vote one week after rioters overran Capitol police and breached some of the most secure areas of the Capitol.