Capitol riot: US Speaker Pelosi calls for Trump’s removal

United State’s House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has called on Vice-President Mike Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to “unseat” incumbent President Donald Trump.

He made the at a briefing on Thursday.

“In the next 13 days, this dangerous man can do further assault on our democracy,” Pelosi told reporters at a briefing on Thursday.

Although Trump’s four-year tenure will end on January 20 and President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take over office, Pelosi said America is in a dangerous place with Trump still in power.

“We are in a very dangerous place as long as Donald Trump remains in office,” the 80-year-old added, noting that Trump must be held accountable for the Capitol riot in Washington on Wednesday.

“The President has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people. I join the Senate Democrat leader and call on the Vice-President to remove this President by invoking the 25th Amendment. If the Vice-President and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be compelled to move forward with impeachment,” the speaker stated.

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president and Cabinet to remove a rogue or incapacitated president.

Recall that supporters of Trump had invaded Capitol on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral victory of Democrat Biden.

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