The following statements are from California Lawmakers who have called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office, including the use of the 25th Amendment.
- Nancy Pelosi
- Dianne Feinstein
- Mark DeSaulnier
- Jerry McNerney
- Eric Swalwell
Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Call to Vice President Pence on Invoking 25th Amendment
Washington, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on their attempt to reach the Vice President by phone about invoking the 25th Amendment:
“This morning, we placed a call to Vice President Pence to urge him to invoke the 25th Amendment which would allow the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the President for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses. We have not yet heard back from the Vice President.
“The President’s dangerous and seditious acts necessitate his immediate removal from office. We look forward to hearing from the Vice President as soon as possible and to receiving a positive answer as to whether he and the Cabinet will honor their oath to the Constitution and the American people.”
Feinstein Joins Calls to Remove Trump from Office
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement supporting efforts to remove President Trump from office:
“In the wake of yesterday’s violence at the Capitol – chaos directly incited by President Trump – we’ve seen numerous calls for his removal by impeachment or the 25th Amendment. I am in full agreement that the president needs to be removed from office as soon as possible.
“Ours is a country of accountability, and President Trump must answer for his dangerous actions. Five people died yesterday, including a Capitol Police officer, and many were injured, all because the President Trump continues to peddle conspiracy theories and outright lies. He must not be allowed to remain in office, causing more harm and endangering more lives.
“I stand behind Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and others in the call to remove President Trump from office. Letting him remain in the White House for even one more day is simply unacceptable.”
Statement of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on Attack on the U.S. Capitol and 25th Amendment
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol and calls for President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
“Yesterday, the United States Capitol was invaded by a mob that was quite deliberately incited by the current President of the United States. It is a miracle that there was not greater carnage and loss of life. Donald Trump should not be in office for one moment longer, and should never again be allowed to hold office. He has defiled his sacred oath.
The 25th Amendment should be immediately invoked to remove the President from control. If the Vice President and Cabinet refuse to take action, Donald Trump should be impeached as rapidly as possible. What we have seen from him over the last four years and beyond is a clear disrespect for rule of law and the Constitution except as it suits him. We cannot let this go. History will not forgive him, and if we are silent it will not forgive us.”
Congressman Jerry McNerney
The President of the United States incited an attempted coup and a violent attack on our nation’s capital. He must be removed from power immediately. I support impeachment and will take all necessary steps to ensure that America remains a free and democratic nation.
Swalwell Demands Immediate Removal of President Trump
Washington D.C.— Congressman Eric Swalwell, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement:
Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol. Because of brave law enforcement and military officers, the effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election failed. But this terrorist attack has put our experiment in self-governance on life support.
For the guarantee of our Republic’s survival, President Donald J. Trump must be removed from office––either by the 25th Amendment or impeachment and removal in the Congress. President Trump can no longer defend our country or her ideals. Every second he is in power is a risk to everyone’s personal security and our country’s democratic ideals.
Further, there must be an extensive investigation of how the Capitol—a sacred symbol of freedom—was violently breached. Any Members of the House or Senate who incited or aided in the coup attempt should be expelled from their respective bodies.
A new president will be sworn into power in just 13 days. That may seem like it will be here before you know it, until you put into perspective that yesterday the Capitol’s security fortress was penetrated within a matter of minutes. It’s imperative that over the next 300 hours we show ourselves, and the world, that we can deliver a peaceful transfer of power.