The top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called for President Donald Trump’s removal Thursday a day after a mob spurred by the president overran the Capitol as lawmakers tallied President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential win.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” the New York Democrat said in a statement.
“The quickest and most effective way – it can be done today – to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment,” he continued. “If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”
Momentum building quickly for removing Trump, either by 25th Amendment or impeachment.
Just in the last few minutes I’ve seen:
-Kinzinger (a Republlican)
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) January 7, 2021
JUST IN: Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer calls for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment. He says if that doesn’t happen, Congress should impeach Trump.
“What happened … was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.”
— NPR (@NPR) January 7, 2021