- In an overwhelmingly split decision, members of the House have taken a solid move towards the removal of Donald Trump
- The lower chamber passed a 223-205 resolution during a sitting on Tuesday, 12 January, to remove the embattled president
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that Trump has to be removed for "fanning the flames of violence" resulting in the attack on the Capitol
In a new twist to the attack on Capitol Hill, the US House has passed a resolution seeking the removal of President Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment.
The resolution was made during the House sitting on Tuesday, 12 January, in what appeared to be a largely symbolic act leading to the impeachment of the president for the second time.
It was gathered that under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence who is the leader of the congress and a majority of Trump’s cabinet would need to declare Trump was unable to perform his duties.
The non-binding resolution, which passed at 223-205, saw members of the House overwhelmingly split along party belts, with only one Republican backing the move, Aljazeera reports.
Addressing the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of “fanning the flames” of violence:
“The president’s actions demonstrate his absolute inability to discharge the most basic functions and duties of his office. The president must be removed from office immediately."
The embattled US president has less than two weeks in office, with a new Joe Biden-led administration set to be sworn-in on Wednesday, 20 January.
Since losing the 3 November presidential election to the former vice-president, Trump has been exceedingly delusional in his claims of victory and call for justice, with his Twitter rants possibly stimulating the riot which led to the attack of the Capitol.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Parler, an alternative social media platform favoured by conservatives and pro-Trump supporters, has been booted out of the Google Play Store, Apple Play Store and other downloading sites following mounting criticism.
The site of the app is also no longer available. It's suggested that it has been kicked off the internet amid pressure from the public and Amazon employees.
Google, Amazon and Apple removed the app from the platform on Sunday, 10 January, following a whirlpool of controversy generated by the alternative app.
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