Nancy Pelosi: House May Move Forward with Impeaching Trump
'The president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America'
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if Vice President Mike Pence fails to move forward with efforts to remove President Donald Trump, then the House may move to impeach the President.
Pelosi supported using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump and indicated the House may try to remove Trump from office via impeachment.
“If the vice president and the cabinet do not act, the congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment,” Pelosi said.
“Yesterday, the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America,” she continued.
“This is urgent; this is an emergency of the highest magnitude,” Pelosi said.
The House Speaker also branded Trump “a very dangerous person who should not continue in office.”
“We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump sits in the White House,” she said.
“While there are only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi said it would be the “best route” for Pence to move forward with using the 25th Amendment.
She said that Congress could establish a commission to move forward with removing the president.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer also called for Pence to remove Trump from office.
“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 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”
Neon Nettle reported that Trump's cabinet was discussing using the 25th Amendment to remove the president.
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.
Congress could establish a commission to move forward with removing the president.