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Democrats Call for Removal of Donald Trump from Office

by ECT

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.

Statements:

  • 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.

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18 comments

W. Wilie Jan 8, 2021 - 11:10 am

Swallowell bangs a Chinese spy , nothing to see here.

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Jay Clemons Jan 8, 2021 - 1:34 pm

A deluded mob of MAGAts and Trumpanzees defiled our democracy, at the instigation, chiefly, of the guy who will be leaving office in a few days. That instigator, with the blood of at least five people on his hands, should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Impeachment and removal (which makes him, very fittingly, ineligible to hold federal office in the future) is the least we need to do to hold him accountable, and deter future wannabe dictators. Thanks to our duly elected officials for putting this forward.

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Elizabeth Stern Jan 8, 2021 - 4:48 pm

I call for the REMOVAL of ALL Democrats from our government. Every single one but most of those who represent California’s leftist constituents. Then go after the others! Out with them!

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Melanie Mason Jan 8, 2021 - 6:07 pm

“Defiled our democracy?” Thank God we are not a “democracy!” We are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC! You need to repeat third grade, JAY CLEMONS! Speaking of “democracy” — this gives 1/2 of the population, which consist of mostly ignoramuses, a say. Without researching and vetting the candidate, these people vote for them and then complain if things aren’t going their way. Funny!

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Martina Welles Jan 9, 2021 - 12:08 am

I look at images of DeSaulnier, McNerney and Swallowswell and I see The Three Stooges! Wouldn’t you know it, old lady Feinstein has joined the other living corpse (Pelosi) in going after President Trump.

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Lucy Brown Jan 9, 2021 - 3:23 am

In all this melee, someone stole Pelosi’s laptop. I didn’t know she could even knew how to use one. Two years ago, she was the featured speaker at our WOMEN IN FILMS symposium at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Poor lady tired to speak, but her dentures kept falling out! It was embarrassing!

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Jay Clemons Jan 9, 2021 - 7:58 am

Melanie Mason – “Thank God we are not a democracy!” Wow, that is a very telling statement. If I look up “democracy”, I see that it is “government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”
I wonder what part of this concept you find objectionable..
Yes, the MAGAt Mob defiled democracy. It defiled the Capitol building; it defiled the institution of the Congress, the Article One branch of our government; and it defiled the Constitutional process of the election of our president and vice president. Shame, shame on those ignoramuses that violently disrupted the people’s business.
Speaking of ignoramuses, that would chiefly be the MAGAts who believe ANYTHING that that known and admitted con artist tells them with NO EVIDENCE! In our democracy, even those people deserve “a say” and a vote. But when you LOSE THE ELECTION, you don’t go to war to overturn the outcome. Not in America.

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Valerie Sims Jan 9, 2021 - 3:00 pm

JAY – More than half of the people are IGNORANT and a good number of them are also STUPID! Go ask any yoke you meet on the street about what issues are important to him and most will say, “I don’t really know” .. try it sometime. I can see from the group which posts on NEXTDOOR just how totally out-of-it they are! It boggles the mind! And these people are casting ballots? It’s quite obvious they have no clue! Sad!

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Martin Menendez Jan 9, 2021 - 3:44 pm

I have been approached by many saying, “It’s over…” and “Trump conceded the election…”. Nothing of the sort has taken place. Go back and listen to the videos all the way through. At no point does Trump even mention Biden’s name. At no point does he say he concedes. He does say that there will be a peaceful transition to a new administration and he does say that this is only the beginning. Those phrases are important to note. Indeed, we will have a new administration made up of a new vice president and cabinet as the current ones have all made their treason complete.

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Dawn Marie Jan 9, 2021 - 3:56 pm

“Democracy?” Worse form of government ever. Even the great Plato said this. It’s nothing but mob rule. By the way, the peaceful rally in DC Wednesday was breached by a mob whose identities were unknown to the peaceful participants. They rushed the Capitol. Friends who work there documented most of it. One got a huge gash in her calve thanks to one of the scumbags knocking her down and running over the leg wearing shoes with cleats. Some of the mob wore black clothes reminiscent of what is worn by NINJAS, but their faces were uncovered so can be easily recognized

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W. Wilie Jan 9, 2021 - 4:31 pm

What say brotheren , hang these fuckers . Treasonous cali reps.

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Lori Price Jan 9, 2021 - 8:57 pm

JAY CLEMONS, I have no problem with the “government by the people” approach but only if those people were well-educated and knew and understood the issues. Most do not! Most have no idea what’s going on and others just get their information from the news media or some radio talk show jockey…. and our media is NOT objective. News must be objective! Just report things as they are and don’t editorialize! I’ve made it a point to bring up political discussion with myriad people and I was appalled how little information they had about the candidates and the issues. It blew my mind! Once they are given two or more sides to a story, they stand there dumbfounded saying “I didn’t know that!” I’ve lived in other countries where political discussions among people are a daily occurrence (over a glass of wine or beer) and people actually listen to all sides. Why isn’t this be done here? Why if you explain something to someone who might not be of the same political persuasion, they all get bent-out-of-shape? Get emotional and even hysterical. I’ve read some of what is posted on some of the NEXDOOR sites and I simply cannot believe what these people are posting. Total disinformation. Provable disinformation. I realize that it’s just a small sample of individuals. I wonder if the third grade was their senior year! Totally mind-boggling!

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Jg Jan 9, 2021 - 9:45 pm

Wet Willie,
As someone said before., can’t we all just get along. This whole political bologna is like 6 year olds in grammar school. Let’s stop pissing away my tax dollars for stupid political grandstanding. We have a new president and need to move forward to better this nation. God Bless America. Oh, and no new taxes.😁

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Charlene T Jan 10, 2021 - 1:58 am

JG, if you don’t want new taxes, you shouldn’t vote for the one with dementia. I presume you vote for him.

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Celia Sanchez Jan 10, 2021 - 2:32 pm

JG — Guess what? We don’t have a new president. We don’t know if he will be confirmed. All we know is that he suffers from DEMENTIA and is on meds, which are not working. He said he was running for the Senate. He said he landed in OHIO when he landed in MINNESOTA! He is being used as a conveyance to get the Indian woman with the annoying nasal voice into the White House when he bows out for health reasons.! We don’t know what will happen between now and the afternoon of January 20, 2021. Never assume anything!

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Maria Armendariz Jan 10, 2021 - 9:17 pm

JG! I do NOT want to get along with liberals. Not for one second! They are total scum!

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Elizabeth Stern Jan 11, 2021 - 3:53 pm

Trump did not incite anyone to riot. Watch the video, read the transcript. He told the protestors to go to Capitol Hill and PEACEFULLY protest to let Congress know how they feel. Nothing about storming the Capitol or rioting. Nancy Pelosi is using this as a reason to pursue something that she has been pursuing for the last 4 yrs. and that is to remove Trump. Pelosi, by her own admission, held up the stimulus bill for months and reduced the amount people would get solely to satisfy her petty political agenda and not have Trump get the credit for the stimulus relief. Now she is making a last ditch effort to accomplish her goal in the waning days of the administration. If anybody should be removed from office, it is Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, Swallwell and other Democrats for supporting an encouraging the riots over the summer where BLM and Antifa rioted, burned, looted, destroyed property and assaulted people and police. For withholding stimulus relief money from the American people strictly for her own personal reasons. Congress, Pelosi and Schumer and the democrats in particular, have now experienced the fear of the mob that many Americans faced daily for months on end due to their actions on the one hand and inactions on the other. I think we can assume, that these folks in Congress who live in their protected bubble did not like facing the mob as they have had many Americans do.

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Rachel Rosen Jan 13, 2021 - 4:22 pm

Trump has just been impeached for the second time, with no investigation, no court trial, no defending yourself, or anything, called a “Snap Impeachment”. Dems now have introduced something that if you don’t agree with them, “snap” action will take place. You have no right to speak up and defend yourself. Your head will roll off, pronto! This is not the America I recognize at all.

They voted this way before Trump has a chance to bring them all down. 80+% of Congress is corrupt. Trump has the evidence, but the corrupt courts won’t give him a chance to try it in court. It has to go the military route. How quick can they move? I see no action. I so hope I am wrong.

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