Members of the cabinet are reportedly discussing the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to remove Donald Trump as the President.
According to CBS News, cabinet members have discussed invoking the 25th amendment to declare Trump unfit for office after his supporters stormed to the Capitol.
The reporter who shared the information said the discussion hasn’t been formally presented to Vice President Mike Pence.
Ed O’Keefe wrote on Twitter: ‘“This is not news we deliver lightly,” @margbrennan says as she reports: Trump Cabinet secretaries are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. Nothing formal yet presented to VP Pence.’
“I’m talking about actual members of the Cabinet,” said Margaret Brennan, the Face the Nation moderator.
The 25th Amendment also requires that the vice president and “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” inform the Congress that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Jay Timmons, head of the National Associations of Manufacturers, described the incident as ‘mob rule’ and called it ‘dangerous.’
“Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy,” he said in a statement.
House Judiciary Committee Democrats also urged Pence to invoke the amendment.
They wrote: “Even in his video announcement this afternoon, President Trump revealed that he is not mentally sound and is still unable to process and accept the results of the 2020 election.
“President Trump’s willingness to incite violence and social unrest to overturn the election results by force clearly meet this standard,” they continued.
“So too are his recent tweets, which Twitter has since deleted, saying the election was “stolen” and that today’s riots “are the things and events that happen.”’
They concluded: “For the sake of our democracy, we emphatically urge you to invoke the 25th Amendment and begin the process of removing President Trump from power.”
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