Members of the U.S. government are thinking about the possibility of the early removal of U.S. President Donald Trump from office and the transfer of powers to Vice President Mike Pence. This is reported by the television channel CBS, citing sources. The recording of the broadcast is posted on the Twitter account of the program Face The Nation.
During the airing of the program, host Margaret Brennan said that negotiations about the transfer of power to Pence are being conducted by the heads of agencies. She clarified that, according to sources, these plans are still under discussion and no final decision has been made to remove Trump. The topic has not yet been discussed with Pence himself.
Earlier, Ilhan Omar, a member of the Democratic Party from the state of Minnesota, said that she was preparing documents to launch impeachment proceedings against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump. Donald Trump’s presidential term ends on January 20. Democrat Joe Biden, the head of state-elect, will be inaugurated on that day.
On January 6, protesting Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives interrupted a session scheduled to approve the results of the electoral college vote that Biden won the presidential election. Trump himself urged supporters to act peacefully and support the police. The Capitol building in Washington was later cleared of protesters. Former U.S. President Barack Obama accused Trump of inciting violence.