Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office?
It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government.
As for impeachment, Pelosi wrote in her Friday letter that Republicans in Congress need to "call on Trump to depart his office—immediately."
The speaker added that "if the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action" to impeach him.
NEW: Pelosi says she spoke to the chairman of the joint chiefs about preventing Trump from accessing the nuclear codes.
As he put it: "We should reconvene Congress today and vote on articles of impeachment tomorrow.
There is no need for delay in fulfilling our constitutional responsibility. »