Events quickly spun out of control on a January 6th that won’t soon be forgotten. In the aftermath of Congress’ vote on the electoral college, many lawmakers aired their opinions.
Many Democrats and even some Republicans seem to think President Trump should be held responsible for what happened. They appear to be ignoring his urgent calls for people to go home and stay safe (Twitter, in fact, deleted his video of this message).
Now Chuck Schumer, the Democrat’s leader in the Senate, is making a major demand. From Fox News:
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Vice President Pence should “immediately” invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office, while warning that if he refuses, Congress should “impeach the president.”
“If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”
Never expect Democrats to take the high road, even when they’ve secured a political victory. Even though Congress certified Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and ensuring his presidency, Schumer wants Trump thrown out of office over the 25th Amendment.
That doesn’t seem like a reasonable or realistic move, since Biden will certainly be inaugurated on January 20th.
Schumer even claimed Congress should impeach Trump, which would be a process that could take weeks or months.
We can’t say for sure why Schumer is saying such things. Perhaps the Democrat doesn’t know how to turn off the angry rhetoric.
Or he, like many other leaders, is beside himself after the events of Wednesday.
But we do know the 25th Amendment does not work like that. It only comes into effect when a president and vice president agree that he cannot continue to serve, given a medical condition.
The uproar yesterday does not fit that category (and we wonder why nobody was making calls like this against Democrats, during the many months of uproar last summer).
But, sure Congress, waste more time with a fruitless impeachment. Remember the last time they impeached Trump? It ended up being a big distraction.
Do you think Pence should activate the 25th Amendment?
- Democrats and Republican lawmakers blamed Trump for the events of January 6.
- Chuck Schumer called on Mike Pence to remove Trump under the 25th
- Pelosi and the House would possibly try to impeach him.
Source: Fox News