Calls for Donald Trump to be ARRESTED after ‘insurrection’ – ‘25th amendment now!’

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Pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol building yesterday as Congress attempted to certify the results of last year’s election. Mr Trump said ahead of the vote to the Save America rally “we’re going to walk down” to Congress before calling on them to “do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated”. Mr Trump’s claims of electoral fraud have been dismissed by independent observers and a number of legal challenges launched by his campaign were unsuccessful.

Mitt Romney, former Republican nominee for President, issued a statement condemning the “insurrection” in Washington and blamed Mr Trump for the protesters action.

He said: “What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States.

“Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy.

“They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy.”

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Josh Venable, former Chief of Staff for Mr Trump’s Department of Education, also weighed in to condemn the President for the protests.

He said on Facebook: “If the Cabinet is not, right now, preparing to invoke the provisions of the 25th Amendment, it is a complete dereliction of their duty and a betrayal of their Constitutional oath of office. But I won’t hold my breath.”

Section four of the 25th Amendment says if Vice President Mike Pence and the majority of the Cabinet decide the president has become unfit to carry out the powers and duties of the office and they transmit a letter to Congress to that effect, then Mr Pence becomes the acting president and remains so unless and until Congress refuses to allow that transfer of power to stand.

Former Defence Secretary Mark Esper also said: “The perpetrators who committed this illegal act were inspired by partisan misinformation and patently false claims about the election.”

The National Association of Manufacturers also called for Mr Pence to use the 25th amendment of the US Constitution to remove Mr Trump from office.

President and CEO Jay Timmons said in a statement: “Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25ht Amendment to preserve democracy.

“This is not law and order. This is chaos. It is mob rule. It is dangerous. This is sedition and should be treated as such.

“The outgoing president incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favour of anarchy.”


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Ilhan Omar, Democrat Congresswoman for Minneapolis, stated she is drawing up article of impeachment for the President.

She stated: “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.

We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfil our oath.”

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Democrat Congresswoman for New York and leading Trump critic, simply tweeted: “Impeach”.

Members of Congress have since returned to the Capitol building after Washington issued a curfew.

The joint session certifying Mr Biden’s election win in Congress resumed at 8pm local time (1am GMT), with heavy security details stationed to protect the politicians.

Since the protests took place, Mr Trump issued a video telling supporters to “go home” while continuing to claim the election was “stolen”.

Twitter has suspended the President’s account for 12 hours, as well as removing his videos.

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