The House approved a resolution on a late Tuesday night to encourage Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office before his term ends on Jan. 20, a largely symbolic gesture that precedes a vote on impeachment Wednesday.
Pence said earlier Tuesday evening that he will not heed these calls.
Then, on Wednesday morning, House Democrats are planning to take up an article of impeachment against Trump for "incitement of insurrection" in urging his supporters to march on the Capitol last week.
The planned votes come as the FBI sent a warning to law enforcement agencies across the country about possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Saturday as well the threat of an uprising in Washington that day if Congress removes Trump.
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Read the highlights:
— At least five Republican House members have said they will vote to impeach Trump.
— Pence said Tuesday evening in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that he does not believe invoking the 25th Amendment "is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution."
— Trump enters final week as president with few allies, no Twitter and an impeachment effort.
— What we know about the people arrested after the Capitol riots.
— After Capitol violence, Trump brand partners eye dumping toxic asset: the president.