More than 200 members of Congress, almost exclusively Democrats, are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after a violent mob of his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol hours after he spurred supporters to stand up for him amid his baseless claims that the election was stolen from him.
The group of 205 members of the House and 37 Senators includes Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, but just one Republican, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (two independent Senators who caucus with the Democrats, Angus King and Bernie Sanders, have also joined those calls).
Some in the group support Congress impeaching the president, with others supporting the Cabinet removing him from office under the 25th Amendment, and others more broadly demanding he leave office immediately.
A majority of Americans now believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office before his term ends on Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in. Politics updates: Majority wants Trump removed before inauguration, poll finds (msn.com)
From their gilded bubble, top Republicans have mixed condemnations — mostly focused on Trump and his chief allies in the electoral college stunt, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri — with a familiar refrain: that any meaningful rebuke to this horrifying display would only serve to “politicize” it and “further divide” the country. Plans to impeach Trump again and even Twitter’s deplatforming of the President should, many Republicans said, be viewed as political gambits rather than rational, overdue measures to combat a vicious assault on democracy. Donald Trump’s final days put the country at a dangerous crossroad (msn.com)