Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Vice President Mike Pence Thursday to remove President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment.
Schumer, the soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader, called the chaos that erupted on Wednesday an “insurrection.”
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer.”
The Senate Democrat leader said Pence and the president’s Cabinet should remove Trump from office using the 25th Amendment.
“The quickest and most effective way – it can be today – to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment,” Schumer said. “If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president”:
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— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) January 7, 2021