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Mike Pence under pressure to remove Trump immediately

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Some Trump supporters online are holding out hopes for Trump’s “second term”, despite the inevitability that Biden will be sworn in as president on Wednesday.

Rumours are circulating online that Trump could “replace” Vice-president Mike Pence.

This comes after a falling out between the president and VP over Pence’s refusal to try to block Trump’s loss. Trump supporters have vocally been calling for Pence to go.

However, the US president does not have the power to fire his vice-president, since the two were elected on the same ticket.

So, we know Democrats are trying to force President Trump from office before his term ends through a process known as impeachment. An impeachment article, introduced on Monday, accuses Mr Trump of “incitement of insurrection”.

Let’s take a look at why Democrats are making that charge.

On Wednesday last week, Trump held a rally near the White House as lawmakers prepared to confirm the presidential election victory of Joe Biden in Congress.

At the rally, the president made a speech in which he repeatedly cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, alleging, without evidence, that it was “stolen” from him.

Calling the election result an “egregious assault on our democracy”, he urged his supporters to march on the Capitol building.

“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and Congressmen and women,” Mr Trump told the crowd, exhorting his supporters “to fight like”.

Soon after, rioters stormed the Capitol, rampaging through its ornate halls, looting offices and posing for photos in the House and Senate.

Democrats and some Republicans have argued that Trump’s speech amounted to incitement, hence the impeachment article.

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Source – BBC