Democrats warn he poses an unacceptable danger to the world after inciting a mob assault on Congress.With Washington still in deep trauma as horrific new details emerge from last week’s outrage, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats will first implore Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare the President unable to fulfill his duties. If, as expected, Pence and the Cabinet balk at that step, Democrats will again unleash the inexorable machinery of impeachment less than a year after Trump’s previous acquittal of high crimes and misdemeanors in a Senate trial.But the compressed calendar as Trump enters his last nine days in office — and the reticence of Republicans in the Senate, who are faced one again with a loyalty test they have always failed when choosing between Trump’s base and the Constitution — seems certain to thwart Democratic efforts to quickly eject Trump from power. This means the drama surrounding Trump’s fate, and the possibility of another Senate trial, could outlast his presidency and his turbulent term could cast a toxic shadow over President-elect Joe Biden’s first days in office.
The day America realized how dangerous Donald Trump isThe aftershocks of the breaching of the US Capitol are being exacerbated by disturbing new accounts and footage of alarming scenes inside the insurrection that suggested an even worse tragedy was only narrowly averted.But it was also an eerily quiet weekend. For the first time in years, Americans were spared the extreme rhetoric and tantrums of Trump’s Twitter feed after the social media platform muzzled the President over fears of more violence.As he begins his last full week in office, Trump is scheming to reclaim his megaphone with plans for a trip to visit his border wall — a concept that was one of the earliest precursors of his divisive presidency. The White House is also readying a new attempt to rein in big social media firms that have purged Trump after his inflammatory posts. And Trump is expected to unleash new and controversial pardons that may further test the rule of law before his time is up.