My1sttoday: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Washington policymakers should act immediately to remove President Trump from office just two weeks before his term ends, citing “seditious” acts related to the president’s role in encouraging the assault on the U.S. Capitol Hill. Speaker Pelosi: Trump should be removed from office immediately.
Pelosi said Vice President Mike Pence should invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump immediately. Shortly after that, she said, the House will impeach him for a second time.
“Yesterday the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “The gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy, and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our nation’s history – instigated by the president.”
Pelosi characterized Trump’s role in his supporters’ storming of the Capitol as “a seditious act” and called on Pence and other members of the president’s Cabinet to join forces to remove Trump from office, despite his short time left in office.
“This is an urgency of the highest magnitude,” Pelosi said.
“While there are only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America,” she added.
In the wake of Wednesday’s extraordinary events, Pelosi called on the resignation of the chief of the Capitol Police, Steven Sund. And she announced that the House sergeant-at-arms, Paul Irving, has already delivered his intention to resign.