The House reconvened briefly on Tuesday morning to take up Democratic efforts to remove President Donald Trump from office, either by impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment.
The chamber briefly held a pro forma session before adjourning again, ahead of a vote later Tuesday for a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to declare Trump unfit for office under the 25th Amendment.
The chamber will reconvene to debate the measure and participate in a floor vote late Tuesday afternoon.
If Pence does not comply with the resolution, the House will move forward wth a single article of impeachment that was introduced on Monday, which charges Trump with inciting the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.
House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said the impeachment vote would be expected Wednesday, after Pence is given 24 hours to respond.
A vote on the “Raskin Resolution,” which asks Pence to convene the Trump administration Cabinet and declare that he’s “incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting president,” is expected Tuesday.
Pence has not indicated publicly that he will try to have Trump removed under the amendment.