Following the siege of the U.S. Capitol at the hands of far-right insurrectionists, a growing number of lawmakers want to remove President Donald Trump from office, either through impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrats in Congress, called for invoking the 25th Amendment, which would require Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to get together and vote to remove Trump from the presidency because he won’t “discharge the powers and duties of his office.” In a statement, Schumer said, “What happened at the U.S. Capitol…
So this is what it takes to make all the resistance fantasies come true. With 14 days left in his term, there are starting to be real rumblings about the 25th Amendment being invoked to remove President Donald Trump from office. The provision, which allows for the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to declare the chief executive unable to discharge his duties, has been the subject of liberal fantasies since before Trump took office.
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