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DelBene Urges Invoking 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office

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Washington, D.C., January 7, 2021 | comments

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the below statement following the violent insurrection in the U.S. Capitol yesterday.

“Yesterday was one of the darkest days in American history. The President of the United States encouraged a violent mob to attack members of Congress to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. He failed to repudiate the violence he started and refused to activate security forces to protect the U.S. Capitol. Consequently, he violated his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

“I couldn’t have imagined the violence and lawlessness I saw around the United States Capitol. For the good of the country, the 25th Amendment should be invoked to remove President Trump from office immediately.”

The 25th Amendment allows for the president to be removed from office by the vice president and a majority of the cabinet.

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