House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called for the immediate removal of President Donald Trump following the breach of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters Wednesday, leading the charge by Democratic lawmakers to unseat Trump just two weeks before he is scheduled to leave office.
Pelosi demanded Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump for what she called ‘inciting sedition” by encouraging the rioters, threatening to start impeachment proceedings if Pence doesn’t agree.
“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. That is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus — and the American people by the way,” Pelosi told reporters during her weekly press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill.