Nancy Pelosi insisted Sunday that it's imperative Donald Trump be impeached so he cannot run for the White House ever again as she, and other Democrats, fear the president could pardon those involved in the storming of the Capitol in his final days.
While some Democrats are pushing for the impeachment route, the House Speaker told '60 Minutes' in an interview that will air Sunday night that she prefers invoking the 25th Amendment because it gets Trump out of office immediately.
'There is a possibility that after all of this, there's no punishment, no consequence, and he could run again for president,' CBS' Lesley Stahl posed to Pelosi in a clip released ahead of airing the full interview.
'And that's one of the motivations that people have for advocating for impeachment,' Pelosi explained.
She is, however, concerned that if Trump is not booted from the White House right now, he will use his last 10 days in office to pardon those part of the mob who descended on the Capitol Wednesday – or even himself and other allies.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Impeachment could take some time – even as Democrats prepare to vote as early as Wednesday on articles.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told 60 Minutes on Sunday that she wants impeachment for Donald Trump so he can't run for office in the future
Pelosi said she would prefer if Vice President Mike Pence invoked the 25th Amendment 'because it gets rid of him – he's out of office' now as concerns mount that Trump could pardon the mob in his last 10 days in office
Lawmakers and law enforcement are pursuing all available avenues to find and prosecute those involved in the Capitol riot – using picture and video evidence to do so
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Sunday that House Democrats might not even send the articles to the Senate until after Joe Biden's first 100 days in office.
'I like the 25th Amendment because it gets rid of him – he's out of office,' Pelosi said. 'But there is strong support in the Congress for impeaching the president a second time.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'What if he pardons himself?' Stahl asked.
'What if pardons these people who are terrorists on the Capitol?' Pelosi shot back.
Congress is moving to prosecute or punish any and all they can find who were involved in the riots at the Capitol – and have already found some who were pictured prominently.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday in an interview with ABC's 'This Week' that half of the members of the House were at risk of dying during the riots.
'If another head of state came in and ordered an attack on the United States Congress, would we say that that should not be prosecuted? Would we say that there should be absolutely no response to that?' the New York congresswoman told ABC host George Stephanopoulos.
'No,' Ocasio-Cortez asserted. 'It is an act of insurrection. It's an act of hostility. And we must have accountability, because, without it, it will happen again.'
'Perhaps my colleagues were not fully present for the events on Wednesday, but we came close to half of the House nearly dying on Wednesday,' she said.
Hakeem Jeffries, a fellow New York Representative, agreed with AOC's points in an interview with NBC on Sunday, claiming: 'Donald Trump represents a clear and present danger to the health and