Schumer, Pelosi And Other Lawmakers Call To Invoke 25th Amendment [VIDEOS]

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Lawmakers of both parties raised the prospect Thursday of ousting President Donald Trump from office, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if he wasn’t removed, the House may move forward with a second impeachment.

Though Trump has less than two weeks in office, 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 possibility of invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment – the forceful removal of Trump from power by his own Cabinet.

Pelosi told a news conference she is waiting for a decision from Vice President Mike Pence and other Cabinet officials. She challenged several of them by name, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

“Do they stand by these actions?” Pelosi asked. “Are they ready to say that for the next 13 days this dangerous man can do further harm to our country?”

Most Democrats, and many Republicans, put the blame squarely on Trump after hundreds of protesters bearing Trump flags and clothing broke into the Capitol on Wednesday and caused destruction and mass evacuations. The president had urged the supporters to protest as Congress was counting the electoral votes that confirmed Biden’s win.

Pelosi said “a threshold was crossed of such magnitude” that Trump should not allowed to make any decisions.

There did to be public support for the move, for now, among members of Trump’s Cabinet, especially after Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned in protest Thursday following the Capitol attack. But officials across the government went so far as to study up on the procedures for declaring Trump “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

According two people involved in the administration talks, staff-level discussions on the matter took place across multiple departments and even parts of the White House. No member of the Cabinet has publicly expressed support for the move — which would make Pence the acting president — though several were believed to be sympathetic to the notion, believing Trump is too volatile in his waning days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

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.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer also called Thursday for the the Cabinet to remove him.

In a statement, Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.” He said Trump “should not hold office one day longer.”

Schumer said Pence and the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment and immediately remove Trump from office. Otherwise, he said, it’s up to Congress.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Hey chucky, it will not take very long and you’ll be using the 25th ammendment on your guy. You can judge him just by looking at his silly smile . Can’t even say his name without the teleprompter. May HKB”H have mercy on America

  2. The violence was not incited by the president; the violence was incited by resha’im like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck himself who fanned the flames of cancel culture in the country. I am not excusing the horrific actions of the violent mob that overran the Capitol yesterday, and I must say that I was shaken to the core by their attack on the very foundations of democracy. However, directly and intentionally causing tens of millions of people to feel wholly canceled… comes with consequences of its own. When Chuck calls for publicly disgracing a man for whom millions voted, he needs to realize that he is the inciter.

  3. Has anyone ever heard Schumer tell the truth? He’s my senator, and I find that quite embarrassing. From his “shoimer” claim, to his anti-Trump obsession, he is a professional liar.

    The rioters were mostly Antifa, as identified by numerous authorities who studied the id’s as in video evidence. Did Schumer utter a word about the rioters in Portland, Kenosha, Chicago, and other cities where they justified their violence, looting, etc. with names like George Floyd and others? Didn’t he join the other unpatriotic Democrats in the Defund the Police cry?

    Schumer has been nothing but a curse to New York and America. We desperately need some Republicans to step up to the plate, and oust this liberal liar from public office.

  4. BS”D
    Impeach President Trump??
    Sounds like Schumer worries that somehow the election will be officially acknowledged to be fraudulent.
    Why impeach a president who is scheduled to leave office in 13 days, G-d forbid?

  5. These democrats are bunch of hypocrites where we’re they during the summer when BLM and Antifa were having “peaceful protests” Destroying businesses attacking, shaming, canceling, maiming Anyone who disagrees with them. Where were they when the mayor of Portland stood with the anarchists who till today are trying to burn down the federal courthouse. I condemn the violence but I stand with Trump

  6. Making a false statement that the president is unable to discharge his powers and duties would be PERJURY and using it to usurp his office would be TREASON.

  7. “Ha sinah m’kalkeles es ha shurah” – hatred causes a person to deviate from rational behavior. These chevra have “had it in” for President Trump from day one. They don’t care about the country. They are blinded by their own desire for “kovod”. Now that they are about to lose their “target” these self-righteous liars desperately trying to get in their “last licks” before the “target” goes away.

  8. The democrat party endorses the state sanction slaughter of children still in the mothers womb. Since the Rowe/Wade decision over 65 million children have had their lives ended for social, economic or other frivolous reasons. Yet, the media is concerned with demonstrations which entail maiming or lost of life in DC.
    A great rabbi whose grave site is in Israel said sometime shortly before his death and I quote: ” …good is bad and bad is good..” A complete reversal of our moral code which commenced 3300 yrs ago on Mt. Sinai.
    When the rules of our moral code of our code are compromised or totally changed how long can such a country exists ???

    A goy,
    Gerry Mullen

  9. @Milhouse: Nicely phrased.

    @Gerry Mullen: Beautifully stated. Due to the differences of valid religious opinion in the Jewish world, which condemn abortion at varied stages of pregnancy, I would add that the Democratic party is on course to adopt, at some point in the probably not-too-distant future, the actual sanction of the murder of babies POST-BIRTH in what some call “AFTER BIRTH ABORTION.” Indeed, they will admire those who perform it and cancel, ridicule, despise and shame those who even call it into question. May G-d save us!