Nancy Pelosi calls for President Trump’s removal over Capitol Hill invasion
US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has called for the removal of President Trump from office, after supporters of the president broke into the US Capitol.
Protesters loyal to President Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to confirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory as the police evacuated lawmakers from the building.
The incident left four persons dead and several others injured.
Reacting to the turn of events, Nancy Pelosi made the call for Trump’s removal while addressing a press conference on Thursday evening January 7. She said;
“In the next 13 days, this dangerous man can do further assault on our democracy.
We are in a very dangerous place as long as Donald Trump remains in office,” the 80-year-old added, noting that Trump must be held accountable for the Capitol riot in Washington on Wednesday.
The President has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people. I join the Senate Democrat leader and call on the Vice-President to remove this President by invoking the 25th Amendment. If the Vice-President and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be compelled to move forward with impeachment”
Earlier today, Senate Democratic Leader, Charles Schumer, called for the invocation of the 25th Amendment. Schumer said that if they failed to act, Congress should reconvene and impeach President Trump.