House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday demanded that President Donald Trump be removed from office.
In calling for Trump to be removed through the 25th Amendment, which allows the vice president and Cabinet to remove a sitting president who is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office, Pelosi joined Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who is poised to become Senate Majority Leader.
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.
If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress must reconvene to impeach President Trump.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 7, 2021
Pelosi blamed Trump for the Capitol incursion, framing it as a revolt against the government.