Democrats ready second Trump impeachment

JOE BIDEN: "...that's a decision for the Congress to make."

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday that it was up to Congress to decide on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached for a second time, as Democrats in the House of Representatives planned to introduce misconduct charges on Monday, after a violent crowd of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an assault on American democracy.

BIDEN: "What 81 million people stood up and said is 'it's time for him to go.' [FLASH] The quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th. What action happens before or after that is a judgement for the Congress to make, but that's what I am looking forward to: him leaving office."

Trump took to Twitter on Friday - after his brief suspension - to announce that he would not attend the inauguration of the President-elect, and to praise his supporters, saying: "They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!"

The president's tweets on Friday follow calls from both Democrats and Republicans for his removal in the waning days of his one term in office.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Friday called on Trump to resign, telling the Anchorage Daily News: "I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage."

The violence on Wednesday killed five people, including a police officer, who died from injuries sustained in the assault.

BEN SASSE: "An insurrectionist mob came and marched on that Capitol after a rally with the president of the United States, where he told them to come to the Capitol and to go wild."

Republican Senator Ben Sasse told CBS News on Friday he would "definitely consider" any articles of impeachment.

SASSE: "The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move... [FLASH] What he did was wicked."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded on Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's Cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump or impeachment proceedings would go ahead, which would make Trump the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

An advisor to Pence said he opposes the idea. And two Cabinet members - Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos - have already resigned since the invasion of the Capitol.

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JOE BIDEN: That's a decision for the Congress to make.

- US President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday that it was up to Congress to decide on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached for a second time, as Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday after Trump incited a violent mob of supporters to storm the US Capitol in an assault on American democracy.

JOE BIDEN: What 81 million people stood up and said, it's time for him to go. The quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th. What action happens before or after that is a judgment for the Congress to make, but that's what I am looking forward to-- him leaving office.

- Trump took to Twitter on Friday after his brief suspension to announce that he would not attend the inauguration of the president-elect and to praise his supporters, saying "they will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form." The president's tweets on Friday follow calls from both Democrats and Republicans for his removal in the waning days of his one term in office.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Friday called on Trump to resign, telling the "Anchorage Daily News," quote, "I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage." The violence on Wednesday killed five people, including a police officer who died from injuries sustained in the assault.

BEN SASSE: An insurrectionist mob came and marched on that Capitol after a rally with the president of the United States, where he told them to come to the Capitol and to go wild.

- Republican Senator Ben Sasse told CBS News on Friday he would definitely consider any articles of impeachment.

BEN SASSE: The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move. What he did was wicked.

- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded on Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump or impeachment proceedings would go ahead, which would make Trump the only president in US history to be impeached twice. An advisor to Pence said he opposes the idea, and two cabinet members, Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos, have already resigned since the invasion of the Capitol.