Rep. David Cicilline said Saturday that 176 House members have now backed his impeachment resolution that accuses President Donald Trump of \u0022incitement to insurrection.\u0022The article of impeachment Cicilline (D-R.I.)\u0026nbsp;drafted with Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) centers on Trump\u0026#039;s Wednesday comments to the extremist mob in in Washington, D.C. \u0022that encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol\u0022 and that interfered with the congressional certification of the presidential election results.Trump\u0026#039;s remarks that day were \u0022consistent with his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election,\u0022 and \u0022he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office,\u0022 a draft of document states.UPDATE: 176 members of the House now co-sponsoring the article of impeachment @RepTedLieu, @RepRaskin and I wrote to remove Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 9, 2021Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) also released articles of impeachment this week, and new polling out Friday shows 57% of Americans in favor of Trump\u0026#039;s removal.\u0022It is the hope of members that the president will immediately resign,\u0022 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement Friday. \u0022But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin\u0026#039;s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment.\u0022\u0022Accordingly,\u0022 Pelosi said, \u0022the House will preserve every option—including the 25th Amendment, a motion to impeach, or a privileged resolution for impeachment.\u0022A group of progressive House Democrats had on Thursday urged the chamber—which adjourned that day—to move with greater urgency and swiftly reconvene, especially given Vice President Mike Pence\u0026#039;s apparent opposition to invoking the 25th Amendment and a number of resignations from Trump\u0026#039;s Cabinet.\u0026nbsp;In a letter led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to congressional leadership, the lawmakers said that even the small window of time before President-elect Joe Biden takes office \u0022may prove to be detrimental to our nation—every day that [Trump] remains in office is a serious threat to our democracy and our national security.\u0022The lawmakers also warned of \u0022a dangerous precedent if there are no consequences for a sitting U.S. president inciting violence as a last-ditch effort to remain in power against the will of the American people who voted him out of office.\u0022Other observers said that Pelosi\u0026#039;s Friday conversation with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to ensure precautions are in place to prevent Trump from \u0022accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike\u0022 was clear evidence of the need to act with the utmost urgency.\u0022If the threat is so serious that you have to ask one of Trump\u0026#039;s own appointees to keep him from firing nuclear missiles, the threat is serious enough to impeach him today and not wait until next week,\u0022 said Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.If the House approves of impeachment—which would make Trump the only president to ever be impeached twice—his removal would still require 2/3 of the GOP-controlled Senate to vote in favor of conviction.According to CNN, at least some Republicans are on board:Two Republican members of Congress who are former Trump allies told CNN they would support impeachment against the president over his role in Wednesday\u0026#039;s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol if the articles are reasonable. One member said, \u0022I think you will have GOP members vote for impeachment.\u0022While the window is narrowing for an impeachment vote and trial before Trump\u0026#039;s term ends, one of the GOP lawmakers said the proceedings could be done quickly.\u0026nbsp;\u0022We experienced the attack,\u0022 the member said. \u0022We don\u0026#039;t need long hearings on what happened.\u0022In a Friday interview with the Anchorage Daily News, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said: \u0022I want [Trump] to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage.\u0022Echoing the Thursday message from progressive lawmakers, government watchdog group CREW tweeted Saturday, \u0022If Trump isn\u0026#039;t removed by the 25th Amendment or impeachment, and his enablers aren\u0026#039;t expelled from Congress, it signals to future leaders that they can get away with the same behavior.\u0022\u0022The future of American democracy is on the line,\u0022 the group said.