Schumer: ‘Trump Should Not Hold Office One Day Longer’
Senate Minority leader blames riots on president's rhetoric
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said “Donald Trump should not hold office one day longer,” while blaming the U.S. Capitol riots on the president's rhetoric.
Schumer said Trump’s recent comments show “how despicable a president he is.”
“[Trump] blamed the violence that he helped cause on others,” Schumer said.
“He blamed the divisiveness that he regularly causes on others."
"He blamed so much on others."
The Senate Minority Leader also claimed Trump chooses to “blame others for what he caused is a pathological technique used by the worst of dictators."
"Trump causes the anger, he causes the divisiveness, he foments the violence, and blames others for it."
"That is despicable.”
“The technique Trump is using is used by the worst dictators the globe has ever seen,” Schumer said.
“Donald Trump should not hold office one day longer.”
“What we saw in his statements is proof positive of that,” Schumer added.
“As I’ve said, if he won’t resign and Vice President Pence and the cabinet won’t invoke the 25th Amendment, he will be impeached by the House, and as the law requires, tried by the Senate.”
Schumer also said he requested Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call the Senate back to “vote [to] convict Donald Trump and get him out of office now before any other damage is done.”
Earlier this week, Schumer condemned Trump and “the people who follow him” amid the riots that overran the Capitol.
"But make no mistake, make no mistake, my friends, today’s event did not happen spontaneously."
"The president, who promoted conspiracy theories and motivated these thugs, the president, who extorted them to come to our nation’s capital, egged them on, he hardly ever discourages violence [sic], and more often encourages it [sic]."
"This president bears a great deal of the blame," Schumer said.
"This mob was in good part president trump’s doing, incited by his words, his lies."