House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would strip President Donald Trump of power and make Pence the president for the remainder of the president’s term, which ends January 20, 2021 at noon.
Pelosi, who was recently re-elected speaker, is the latest Democratic lawmaker to call for immediate action to be taken against the president, who spoke to anti-certification protesters in Washington, DC, before the U.S. Capitol building was assaulted.
“The president has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people,” said Pelosi in a press conference. “I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment.”
“If the vice president and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment,” she added.
In a separate press conference, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) said the president’s actions Wednesday were “the problem, not