Yesterday, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The center of our country was put on lockdown, and four people died, all in an attempt to overturn legal election votes from U.S. citizens. And today, NYC leaders and lawmakers are calling for the President’s removal from office for inciting the violent riots and continuing to tout evidence-less claims of a “rigged” election.
Most are calling for the 25th amendement to be invoked, which states:
“Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.”
If the Presidential Cabinet fails to do so, many are asking that a second impeachment proceeding take place.
Here are their statements:
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City:
Yesterday, Donald Trump incited a mob to attack our government and democracy.
THIS is treason.
THIS is the path to fascism.
THIS is the endgame of the racist movement the president has fostered for four years.
Remove him from office. NOW.#25thAmendmentNow
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 7, 2021
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, US Representative, NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens):
Ritchie Torres, Congressman, NY-15 (The Bronx):
Nydia Velazquez, US Representative, NY-7 (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan):
Brad Hoylman, NY Senator, 27th District (Manhattan):
Chuck Schumer, New York’s Senator and Senate Democratic Leader:
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