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A growing number of politicians, including Democratic leaders, are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through impeachment or the 25th Amendment to the Constitution after a A violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol..

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is the latest to push for immediate action, calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

“I join the Democratic leader of the Senate in calling on the Vice President to remove this President by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment,” Ms. Pelosi said recently.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, holds a press conference the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the United States Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

“If the vice president and the cabinet do not act, Congress may be prepared to go ahead with impeachment.”

His comments come after moves by Democrats and at least one Congressional Republican. Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a frequent critic of the president, has called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, saying in a video message Thursday local time, “The president must now relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily. “.

In this still from the video, Representative Adam Kinzinger speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the vote of the Pennsylvania Electoral College, in the US Capitol on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (House TV via AP)

The top Senate Democrat has also embraced the 25th Amendment push.

“The quickest and most effective way today to remove this president from office would be for the vice president to immediately invoke Amendment 25. If the vice president and cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress must reconvene to impeach the president, “he said in the statement.

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Invoking the 25th Amendment would require Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the cabinet to vote to remove Trump from office because of his inability to “fulfill the powers and duties of his office,” an unprecedented step.

Other grassroots Democrats have urged impeachment in the wake of mob violence on Capitol Hill that took place when a joint session of Congress met to count the electoral votes they claim. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory amid false claims by Trump that the election was rigged against him.
Protesters storm the Capitol Building during a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The joint session of the House and Senate was put on recess after the infraction as it met to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November. choice. (Photo by Chris Kleponis / Sipa USA) (Sipa via AP Images) (Sipa USA via AP)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) applauds after no Republican senator joined a House objection to confirm Nevada Electoral College votes during a joint House and Senate session to confirm Electoral College votes cast in the November elections, at the Capitol in January. 7. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Four members of the progressive “squad” of Democratic lawmakers, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, spoke in favor of the impeachment following the violent siege of the Capitol.

“I am writing articles of impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed by the United States Senate. We cannot allow him to remain in office, it is a matter of preserving our Republic and we have to fulfill our oath “Ms. Omar tweeted on Wednesday.

“This is about Donald Trump, period. He called people to DC and gave them marching orders. He must be charged and removed immediately,” Ms. Tlaib tweeted on Wednesday.

The DC National Guard stands in front of a mostly quiet Capitol. (AP)

Any push from Amendment 25 is also unlikely to materialize shortly before Biden’s inauguration. The calls in Congress, however, underscore the extent to which lawmakers are reeling and furious at the president after the devastation on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

A worker walks through the Rotunda after cleaning up debris outside the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (AP)

The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump as early as 2019. To impeach a president from office, the Senate must vote to convict him after impeachment. That didn’t happen in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Trump was ultimately acquitted.

After the pro-Trump mob was expelled from the Capitol, lawmakers met again late at night to continue counting electoral votes. Congress completed the count and finalized Biden’s victory in the early hours of Thursday morning US time.


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