Calls Grow for President Trump to Be ‘Immediately Removed From Office’ via Impeachment or 25th Amendment

Calls Grow for President Trump to Be ‘Immediately Removed From Office’ via Impeachment or 25th Amendment

Calls to remove President Trump “immediately” from office are growing Wednesday night from Democrat members of Congress, a Democrat governor, never-Trumpers and the media. Either impeachment by the House and removal by the Senate or an invocation of the 25th Amendment requiring the consent of the vice president, the cabinet and Congress. Trump’s term of office ends at 11:59 a.m. EST January 20.


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Vice President Pence and the Department of Defense appear to have cut President Trump from the chain of command with statements issued by a spokesman for Pence and acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller leaving out any mention of consultations with Trump.

“Vice President @Mike_Pence has returned to the Senate. He never left the Capitol. @VP was in regular contact w/ House & Senate leadership, Cap Police, DOJ, & DoD to facilitate efforts to secure the Capitol & reconvene Congress. And now we will finish the People’s business.”

Statement by acting Secretary of Defense Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley:

“Chairman Milley and I just spoke separately with the Vice President and with Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Representative Hoyer about the situation at the U.S. Capitol. We have fully activated the D.C. National Guard to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the situation. We are prepared to provide additional support as necessary and appropriate as requested by local authorities. Our people are sworn to defend the constitution and our democratic form of government and they will act accordingly.”

All four founding members of the Squad are calling for President Trump’s impeachment:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), “I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), “Impeach.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), “This is on Donald Trump, period. He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), “Our democracy is literally under assault. Donald J. Trump incited this violence and is directly responsible for this attempted coup. He must be impeached and removed from office immediately.”

More Democrats, leftist groups, media figures and never-Trumpers:

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), “Pres. Trump lit the match that started an attempted coup in the Capitol. Congress must immediately impeach and remove this dangerous man from office. He is a threat to our national security and I support the Cabinet invoking the 25th amendment.”

Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), “I am calling on Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment and protect our country. Enough is enough.”

Freshman Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) wants to expel Republicans from Congress, “I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences. They have broken their sacred Oath of Office. I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion.”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, “It is an *urgent* priority for the president to be legally removed from office as quickly as possible.”

Leftist group Public Citizen, “Impeach, convict, prosecute.”

Leftist group CREW, “For four years, we’ve heard members of Congress say they haven’t seen what Trump said or did so can’t comment on it. You can’t say that now. Either you vote to impeach and remove him or you support it.”

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), “The President must be impeached and removed immediately.”

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), “President Trump is wholly unfit to serve as commander-in-chief. After today’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol incited by the president, he should either resign, be impeached again by Congress or removed by the Cabinet under the 25th Amendment.”

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, “I don’t make a statement like this lightly: Two weeks is too long for Donald Trump to remain in office, where he can continue to incite more untold violence. Read my full statement calling on Congress to impeach and remove”

Never-Trumper George Conway, “The twenty-fifth amendment could be used to take @realDonaldTrump out for the rest of his term.”

“Absolutely. There’s no reason why both couldn’t be done simultaneously, with the 25A action having immediate effect. The importance of a senate conviction on a judgment of impeachment is, as you implicitly note, that it could disqualify Trump from holding future public office.”

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