House Republicans won't whip votes on impeachment, 25th Amendment

House Republican leadership doesn't plan to tell its members to vote against impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE or the Democrat-led resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, a senior GOP aide confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.  

House Republican Conference Chair Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHouse GOP leader says he has 'concerns' over Cheney's impeachment vote Cheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency GOP senators say only a few Republicans will vote to convict Trump MORE (Wyo.) told members in a conference call the impeachment vote was a “vote of conscience,” according to a source familiar with her remarks. 

The two votes come as lawmakers struggle with how to hold Trump accountable after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol last week in an attempt to prevent Congress from counting Electoral College votes and finalizing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE's victory.


A handful of Republicans are slated to join Democrats in voting in favor of both measures, though it's unclear how many, with the resolution slated to be voted on Tuesday evening and the impeachment vote slated to take place Wednesday. 

A sizable number of GOP lawmakers have said that while they condemn Trump’s remarks that incited the violence, they feel that the impeachment vote could incite more unrest ahead of inauguration day.  

“I'm opposed to impeachment. I think at this point in time, it's more important to focus on healing and doing a peaceful transition of power as the president himself has conceded where we are and impeachment just inflames those that believe this election has been stolen. And it's time to move forward,” Rep. Tom ReedTom ReedGOP senators praise Biden's inauguration speech The Hill's 12:30 Report: House moves toward second impeachment LIVE COVERAGE: House votes to impeach Trump after Capitol insurrection MORE (R-N.Y.) told The Hill last week. 

House GOP leadership also did not whip members on how to vote on the objection to the electoral college results in key swing states last week.