Multiple reports are hitting that claim members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have started to have talks about the possibility of using the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office following the unrest and chaos that unfolded in the Capitol on Wednesday.
Both ABC News and CBS News have started to report that cabinet secretaries have been discussing the idea, although at this time, there has not been any formal plan announced or presented to Vice President Mike Pence.
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“I’m talking about actual members of the Cabinet,” she says
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The House Judiciary Committee, controlled by the Democrat Party, called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
“President Trump remained silent even as insurrections broke windows, threatened U.S. Capitol Police, and scaled the walls of the Capitol,” the letter said. “Earlier in the morning, President Trump held a rally at the White House and told protesters ‘I’ll be with you’ and encouraged them to march to the Capitol to protest the certification of the electoral college votes.”
The New York Times added, “A source said the 25th Amendment discussions are staff-based within the administration and with some Republicans on the Hill, and that they’re not particularly focused but stem from growing concern about the next two weeks and the potential for insurrections around the country.”
All of this comes after violence broke out in the nation’s capital after a rally held by the president just before the certification of the Electoral College. Large crowds gushed into the Capitol Building and did some serious damage along the way.
Windows were broken. Some attacked local police officers. Members of Congress were forced to evacuate or shelter in place. During the chaos, armed guards were forced to barricade people in a room and draw their weapons to keep rioters out.
A woman was shot by local police when trying to enter a closed off area. She later died from her injuries.
Things are getting very tense out there right now, ladies and gentlemen.