The game is not yet over in America. Many House Democrats want Trump’s impeachment, to force Trump from office even a few days early over his role in inciting a violent mob attack on the Capitol. A two-thirds majority in the Senate would be required. A handful of Republicans offered potential support. However House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not made a formal determination to move forward with a second impeachment, even as she consulted Friday with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about curbing Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons. President-elect Joe Biden declined to say Friday whether he supported Trump’s impeachment. But a rapid vote is possible as soon as early next week.
On Friday, Pelosi said in a letter to Democratic lawmakers: “If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.” President Trump will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Mr. Biden had harsh words for Mr. Trump saying, “He has exceeded even my worst notions about him. He’s been an embarrassment for the country.” Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader, urged both parties to “lower the temperature” and said he would reach out to Mr. Biden about uniting the country. The House is next scheduled to be in session on Monday.