In a press conference today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed for Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Pelosi stated, “if the vice president and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with Impeachment, that is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus.”
NBC News tweeted “BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi calls for VP Pence and the Cabinet to remove President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment, or another impeachment effort may be carried out by Democrats.”
BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi calls for VP Pence and the Cabinet to remove President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment, or another impeachment effort may be carried out by Democrats. pic.twitter.com/bbwTLScyWL— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 7, 2021
NBC News reported on the speech tweeting, “Speaker Pelosi on review of Capitol security: It goes beyond the Capitol Police. It goes to FBI and the intelligence they provided. Dept. of Defense: how long did it take them to respond? It goes to many other elements of Executive Branch, and we have to have a full review. Speaker Pelosi: There was a failure of leadership at the top of the Capitol Police. He hasn’t even called us since this happened.”
Speaker Pelosi: There was a failure of leadership at the top of the Capitol Police. He hasn't even called us since this happened.— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 7, 2021
At some point during the press conference, Pelosi brings up the coronavirus, citing it as “another shortcoming of the president people have died because of his denial distortion and the rest and the rest calling it a hoax. This man is deadly to our democracy and to our people.”
UPDATE: Speaker Pelosi joins growing call for President Trump to be immediately removed from office; says he is deadly to our democracy and our people. https://t.co/J3ZUtITCT9— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 7, 2021
According to a tweet from Frank Thorp V, an NBC producer, Schumer and Pelosi attempted to call Pence this morning to get him to invoke the 25th amendment. Schumer stated they are making the call public, “because he should do it and do it right away.” Pence not acknowledging their phone call bring speculation that he may not be ready or willing to invoke the 25th amendment.
SCHUMER on invoking the 25th amendment: "Speaker Pelosi & I tried to call the VP this morning to tell him to do this, they kept us on hold for 25 mins and then said the VP wouldn't come on the phone. So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away."— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 7, 2021
Stay tuned to Media Right News for updates on this evolving situation.
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