Speaker of the House Rep., Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after Capitol Hill invasion by his supporters during the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections on Wednesday.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday evening, January 7, Pelosi said;
“In the next 13 days, this dangerous man can do further assault on our democracy.
We are in a very dangerous place as long as Donald Trump remains in office,” the 80-year-old added, noting that Trump must be held accountable for the Capitol riot in Washington on Wednesday.
The President has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people. I join the Senate Democrat leader and call on the Vice-President to remove this President by invoking the 25th Amendment. If the Vice-President and cabinet do not act the Congress may be compelled to move forward with impeachment,”
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer also called Thursday for the Cabinet to remove him.
In a statement, Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.” He said Trump “should not hold office one day longer.”
Schumer said Pence and the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment and immediately remove Trump from office. Otherwise, he said, it’s up to Congress.
“If the vice-president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president,” Schumer said.