Trump’s Cabinet Considering Using the 25th Amendment to Remove Him from Office
The House Judiciary Committee called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment
President Donald Trump's cabinet is reportedly discussing the possibility of using the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office following the violence tha broke out in Washington, D.C.
Trump issued a video statement amid chaotic protest in capitol hill after a woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol building on Wednesday.
Twitter later removed the President's tweet for violating policies.
According to reports, cabinet secretaries started talking about removing Trump, although no formal plan had been presented to Vice President Mike Pence.
The House Judiciary Committee called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
The letter said:
“President Trump remained silence even as insurrections broke windows, threatened U.S. Capitol Police, and scaled the walls of the Capitol."
“Earlier in the morning, President Trump held a rally at the White House and told protesters ‘I’ll be with you’ and encouraged them to march to the Capitol to protest the certification of the electoral college votes.”
The New York Times wrote:
“A source said the 25th Amendment discussions are staff-based within the administration and with some Republicans on the Hill, and that they’re not particularly focused but stem from growing concern about the next two weeks and the potential for insurrections around the country.”
Violence broke out at the nation’s capital following a rally that Trump held ahead of the Electoral College certification
As crowds stormed the Capitol Building, members of Congress were forced to evacuate.
Following the incident, multiple administration members resigned due to the violence, including House social secretary Rickie Niceta, top FLOTUS aide Stephanie Grisham and Sarah Matthews, a deputy in the press office.
At least three WH aides resigned today including White House social secretary Rickie Niceta, top FLOTUS aide Stephanie Grisham and Sarah Matthews, a deputy in the press office.— Nancy Cook (@nancook) January 7, 2021
Many more resignations potentially to come, as aides and R’s try to distance themselves from today.
The New York Times reported:
“Trump initially rebuffed and resisted requests to mobilize the National Guard, according to a person with knowledge of the vents."
“It required intervention from White House officials to get it done, according to the person with knowledge of the events.”
“The Army activated 1,100 troops of the D.C. National Guard, an Army official said Wednesday, and Virginia’s governor dispatched members of the Virginia Guard along with 200 Virginia State Troopers to quell the violence in the nation’s capital,” The Times added.
“The troops were sent to the D.C. Armory to be deployed to the Capitol and other points around Washington.”
VP Pence later announced Joe Biden was certified as the next President of the United States:
“The announcement of the state of the vote by the President of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States, each for the term beginning on the 20th day of January 2021.”