Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called on Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet members of the Trump administration to invoke the 25th Amendment and strip the president of his executive authority.
Kinzinger is the first GOP lawmaker to push for Trump’s removal via the 25th Amendment, usually invoked when a president must be indisposed for a short time, such as for a medical operation. Kinzinger released a video statement on Thursday asserting that Trump is “unfit” and “unwell” and that Pence must take control of the office of the president to avoid a potential “major catastrophe.”
“All indications are that the president has become unmoored, not just from his duty, nor even his oath, but from reality itself,” Kinzinger said. “It is for this reason that I call for the vice president and members of the cabinet to ensure that the next few weeks are safe for the American people, that we have a sane captain of the ship.”