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House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

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Posted at 12:22 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 23:54:15-05

WASHINGTON (AP) —WASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment ahead, the House is trying first to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump — though Pence said he would not do so. The House will vote Wednesday on actually impeaching Trump. That may well pass, though conviction in the Senate — if the question comes to a vote— is much less likely.  Trump said Tuesday that the impeachment effort itself was what was causing “tremendous anger” in the country. He will face a single impeachment charge — “incitement of insurrection."