Pelosi says House preparing to move forward on Trump impeachment

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, holds her weekly press conference at the US Capitol on January 7, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that she has instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward on a motion to impeach President Donald Trump if the Republican doesn't resign after deadly pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol.

"It is the hope of members that the president will immediately resign," Pelosi said in a statement on her meeting with the House Democratic Caucus. "The House will preserve every option... With great respect, our deliberations will continue."