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Last week's violent attack on Capitol Hill was simultaneously shocking, saddening and not unexpected. In the aftermath, Vice President Pence has refused demands that he remove President Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment and Democrats have charged ahead with a second impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.” As we write this penultimate edition of The 45th, a handful of Republican members of Congress are openly supporting Trump's removal from office and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly not opposed to Trump's impeachment.