Democrats sign letter urging Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment
( Just the News )
Nineteen Democratic lawmakers signed on to a letter on Wednesday urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in order to remove President Trump from office.
"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," the letter says. "President Trump has shown time and again that he is unwilling to protect our Democracy and carry out the duties of the office."
NEW: I am sending a letter with @RepTedLieu and our colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office after today’s events. pic.twitter.com/5VK8DLTLn4— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 7, 2021
Rep. David Cicilline tweeted that if the vice president does not make such a move, Congress should impeach Trump.
Multiple legislators on Wednesday called for the president to be impeached: "I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment," Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a tweet.
"Impeach," Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a one-word tweet.
"Donald J. Trump should immediately be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes," Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted.