by James Rickards
The House of Representatives introduced an impeachment article against President Trump today, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” after crowds stormed the Capitol last Wednesday following his speech.
If it goes forward, Trump would be the only president in history to be impeached twice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is giving Vice President Mike Pence 24 hours to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. If he doesn’t, the House is expected to vote on the impeachment resolution later this week, possibly as soon as Wednesday.
Should the House vote to impeach, the resolution would go to the Senate. A two-thirds Senate majority would be required to convict and remove Trump from office. That would require the support of many Republican senators.