The Examiner examiner.net 08 Jan, 2021 03:15 am

Donald Trump

Donald Trump
Lawmakers and even some in his administration began discussing the issue Wednesday afternoon as Trump first refused to forcefully condemn the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters, and then appeared to excuse it.

Senior Trump administration officials raised the long-shot possibility of invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment — the forceful removal of Trump from power by his own Cabinet.Under the 25th Amendment, Trump could dispute his Cabinet’s finding, but the Cabinet could quickly reaffirm its position, keeping Pence in power while the question fell to lawmakers.” Schumer said Pence and the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment and immediately remove Trump from office., who’s clashed with Trump for years, said he doesn’t think invoking the 25th Amendment is realistic because of the support it would need from Cabinet members and because of the short time left in Trump’s term.

Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.“If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president,” Schumer said.

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