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In a vote of 223-205, the House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25 Amendment.

Why it matters: The resolution — introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) — is highly symbolic, as it does not bind Pence to take action, but it looks to pressure the vice president.

  • Simultaneously, the House is moving forward with impeachment and will hold a vote to impeach Trump for a second time on Wednesday.
  • Pence said on Tuesday that he will not invoke the 25th Amendment t0 remove Trump from office because it would "set a terrible precedent."
  • An Axios-Ipsos poll taken last week found that 8 in 10 Republicans opposed removing Trump from office for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol.

Of note: The one Republican to vote "yes" to invoking the 25 Amendment was Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who has said he will also vote to impeach.

The big picture: House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against Trump for inciting a mob of his supporters to prevent the certification of President-elect Biden.

  • Trump said that his remarks telling his supporters to walk to the Capitol to stop the certification were "totally appropriate."

The other side: House Republicans had blocked an unanimous consent request to take up the resolution, with Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) saying he opposed Democrats passing a "resolution of this magnitude" without a debate.

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Romney on impeachment: "It's pretty clear that the effort is constitutional."

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on CNN's "State of the Union" he believes the impeachment trial is constitutional, despite former President Trump no longer being in office.

Driving the news: Some Republicans have objected to hearing the impeachment trial in the Senate, saying it would be unconstitutional to convict a former president.

Focus group: Former Trump voters say he should never hold office again

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

"Relief" is the top emotion some swing voters who used to support Donald Trump say they felt as they watched President Biden's swearing-in, followed by "hope."

Why it matters: For voters on the bubble between parties, this moment is less about excitement for Biden or liberal politics than exhaustion and disgust with Trump and a craving for national healing. Most said Trump should be prohibited from ever holding office again.

GOP implosion: Trump threats, payback

Spotted last week on a work van in Evansville, Ind. Photo: Sam Owens/The Evansville Courier & Press via Reuters

The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics.

Why it matters: Republican leaders suffered a nightmarish two months in Washington. Outside the nation’s capital, it's even worse.