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IT was mayhem and disorder, right off the bat.

The chaos would ordinarily not have been tolerated by the Speaker, whose duty is to maintain order in the House, but yesterday Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George, presiding over an extraordinary sitting of the House, followed by a meeting of the Electoral College to deal with an impeachment motion to remove President Paula-Mae Weekes, relaxed the rules and, as a consequence, it was pandemonium, constant and long desk-banging and continuous shouting from the Opposition.

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Trinidad and Tobago has entered new and unfamiliar territory with today’s motion filed by the Leader of the Opposition seeking the President’s…

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Just vote and leave.

No amendment. No debate.

This in a nutshell is what the guidelines describe as the procedure for the conduct of the Electoral College meeting tomorrow on the impeachment motion in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

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Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper yesterday called for United States President Donald Trump to be removed from office if he does not resign.

“This president has betrayed our country and is therefore unfit to lead it,” said a signed statement Cooper posted to Twitter yesterday afternoon. “He should resign or be removed from office.”

The calls for Trump’s ouster come a day after a mob of violent Trump supporters—wanting to keep him in power—broke into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, as Congress was counting the electoral votes that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win.