I don't like the central thought:
Neither idea is a good one. American democracy has survived nearly four years of Trump; it can survive nine days more.
If the mob had succeeded in hanging Mike Pence or killing Pelosi, would that thought still hold? Is desecrating the capitol and losing 5 lives, let alone losing an extra 200,000 lives to Covid surviving 4 years?
He seems incapable of dispatching his duty. As the capitol was ransacked, he watched on TV and didn't respond to all the pleas to authorize the National Guard to come in.