In the face of growing pressure to hold President Donald Trump accountable for inciting the violent far-right mob that invaded the nation\u0026#039;s Capitol Building, House Democratic leaders signaled that they don\u0026#039;t intend to do anything of the kind by adjourning their chamber Thursday morning until after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.The move prompted immediate and furious backlash from progressives, who denounced the decision as a spineless refusal to respond to a violent coup attempt led by the sitting president and abetted by many Republican lawmakers.\u0022If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up. Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.\u0022 —Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer\u0022Disgraceful, cowardly move from House Democratic leadership,\u0022 declared Murshed Zaheed, managing principal at progressive media relations firm Megaphone Strategies, after House Majority Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the chamber won\u0026#039;t hold any more sessions until after Inauguration Day.\u0022Shame on all of them,\u0022 said Zaheed.Condemning the House\u0026#039;s adjournment as \u0022utterly pathetic,\u0022 The Week\u0026#039;s Ryan Cooper tweeted that Hoyer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) \u0022might as well hang \u0026#039;kick me\u0026#039; signs around their necks.\u0022utterly pathetic. Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn might as well hang \u0022kick me\u0022 signs around their necks https://t.co/LibVhIpupU— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) January 7, 2021Shortly after the House Democratic leadership adjourned the chamber, incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) joined the chorus of lawmakers and advocacy groups calling for Trump\u0026#039;s immediate removal, either by invocation of the 25th Amendment or through the impeachment process. The Senate is not expected to return until January 19.\u0022What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president,\u0022 Schumer said in a statement Thursday. \u0022This president should not hold office one day longer. The quickest and most effective way—it can be done today—to remove this president from office would be for the vice president to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment.\u0022\u0022If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up,\u0022 Schumer added, \u0022Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.\u0022During a press conference early Thursday afternoon, Pelosi echoed Schumer\u0026#039;s demand that Pence invoke the 25th Amendment and said she \u0022may\u0022 be prepared to move forward with impeachment if the vice president refuses to act. After noting that her phone has been \u0022exploding\u0022 with calls to impeach the president, the speaker said she doesn\u0026#039;t have \u0022immediate plans\u0022 to do so as she awaits a response from Pence.Just ahead of Pelosi\u0026#039;s briefing, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) unveiled articles of impeachment against the president accompanied by a \u0022Dear Colleague\u0022 letter imploring House members to join her and the dozen co-sponsors of the resolution, including Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).Articles of Impeachment for introduction, so proud of everyone co-leading this effort with us. We need to move quickly to remove this President from office. pic.twitter.com/vbZtA7g6fc— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 7, 2021\u0022I invite you to join me in introducing a resolution to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors,\u0022 reads Omar\u0026#039;s letter. \u0022Once again, Trump has violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.\u0022\u0022Every single hour that Donald Trump remains in office, our country, our democracy, and our national security remain in danger,\u0022 the letter continues. \u0022Congress must take immediate action to keep the people of this country safe and set a precedent that such behavior cannot be tolerated.\u0022Alexandra Rojas, executive director of advocacy group Justice Democrats, warned that failure to respond forcefully to Wednesday\u0026#039;s coup attempt would make Democratic leaders \u0022complicit in the normalization and shielding of consequences for Nazis and fascists in the United States of America when they attack our nation\u0026#039;s Capitol.\u0022\u0022This shouldn\u0026#039;t have to even be laid out. We are in an emergency situation and need people in positions of power to act. Going home sends a signal to these Nazis and fascists. Going home sends a signal to millions of Americans terrified at home,\u0022 said Rojas. \u0022You have a responsibility to the American people to stand brave in the face of fascism and hold the fucking line even when it\u0026#039;s hard. I expect to hear from Dem lawmakers soon about their strategy.\u0022This story has been updated with new comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.