Democrats to Act Against Trump If He Doesn’t Resign, Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks in a hallway at the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are considering an impeachment process of President Donald Trump after pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped the process the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral college win. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks in a hallway at the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are considering an impeachment process of President Donald Trump after pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped the process the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral college win. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Bloomberg) -- House Democrats are preparing to take steps to remove President Donald Trump from office, including impeachment, if he doesn’t immediately resign, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

Pelosi said Democrats “will preserve every option” to force Trump from office, either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment and she’s instructed the Rules Committee to be ready to move forward with a motion or resolution.

“With great respect, our deliberations will continue,” Pelosi said in a statement.

The decision to proceed came despite President-elect Joe Biden suggesting Democrats should not spend time on impeachment, saying that his inauguration on Jan. 20 will be the quickest way to remove Trump from office.

Democrats and some Republicans have blamed Trump for egging on the crowd that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers were formally counting the Electoral College votes affirming Biden’s victory in the presidential election. There were at least five deaths and dozens of injuries resulting from the mob’s clashes with police.