WASHINGTON - Lawmakers warned they would impeach President Trump on Wednesday if Vice President Mike Pence did not comply, and he was not expected to.

Mr. Pence rejected the call in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier on Tuesday.
The outgoing president was vehement that the plans of Democrats to have him removed and replaced by vice president Mike Pence - either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment - would only inflame tensions.

In his first live speech since inciting a mob that overran the US Capitol Building in Washington last week - resulting in the deaths of five people - Donald Trump finally called the supporters involved a “mob” and warned Democrats not to remove him from office in his final days.

“It's causing tremendous anger and division and pain far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time,” Mr Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to his still under-construction US-Mexico border wall in Alamo, Texas.

Senator Mitch McConnell is said to believe President Trump committed impeachable offenses, and to be pleased Democrats are moving to impeach him.