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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says Trump should be removed immediately

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump should immediately be removed from office

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

If Pence doesn’t do so, Pelosi said, Congress may move forward on impeachment.

  • “I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and cabinet do not act the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”

The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to declare the president unfit for office. The vice president then becomes acting president.

Pelosi also called for the resignation of the Capitol Police chief.

  • “I am calling for the resignation of Chief of Capitol Police ... there was a failure of leadership at the top of the Capitol Police ... he hasn’t even called us since this happened.”

Pelosi’s comments come hours after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for Trump to be removed, otherwise, impeachment might follow, per Axios.

Trump was impeached by the House in December 2019 and later acquitted by the Senate in 2020. No president has been impeached twice.

Pelosi on Thursday joined those calling on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump from office. It came a day after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, forcing the building into lockdown.

Trump called the supporters “very special” people and said he loved them.