Local News


UPDATE: Dina Titus, Susie Lee also calling for president's impeachment

Susie Lee
Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 01:32:12-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District, who voted to impeach President Trump in December of 2019, released the following statement:

“President Trump incited a violent mob of domestic terrorists who attempted to disrupt the peaceful transition of power and destroy our democracy,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “He is a clear and present danger to the republic. If given the opportunity, I would vote to impeach him again.”

Titus is joining the growing list of politicians that are calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

Rep. Steven Horsford has also called for impeachement. Both Titus and Horsford are members of the Democratic Party.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger are calling for the president's cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office immediately. If that were to happen, Vice President Mike Pence would become president until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

Additionally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. She then threatened impeachment proceedings if he does not.

RELATED: Pelosi calls on VP Pence to invoke 25th Amendment, remove President Trump

Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV) joined the call for impeachment on Thursday afternoon. Her office sent the following statement:

“President Trump’s primary duty is to protect the American people. Not only did he fail to uphold that duty yesterday, he actively incited the attack on lawmakers in the Capitol and on our democracy itself. For that, he deserves to be removed from office, whether by invoking the 25th Amendment, impeachment, or resignation. While I fully support his removal, without broad bipartisan support, the likelihood of removing Donald Trump from office in the next 13 days is extremely low. Especially after the political theater that consumed the Electoral College certification process in Congress, we owe it to our constituents to be honest.

Ultimately, yesterday showed me that our democracy is fragile. We have a lot of work to do to heal the wounds that have divided our country, especially as we recover from this unprecedented pandemic. I look forward to doing just that in 13 days when Joe Biden is sworn in as President.”

So far, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen have not said if they also want President Trump to be impeached.