Schumer and Pelosi Lead Cabal Insisting on Trump’s Removal, via 25th Amendment or Impeachment
Jan. 7 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the future Senate Majority Leader, issued a statement this morning calling on Vice President Mike Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. “The quickest and most effective way—it can be done today—to remove this President from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”
Recall that it was Schumer, always loyal to the intelligence community, who told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Jan. 3, 2017: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.” “This” was the fact that then President-elect Trump had already exposed the intelligence community’s fixation with so-called “Russian hacking.” LaRouche movement leader Diane Sare’s 2022 independent campaign against Schumer for his Senate seat will be a particularly timely intervention.
The always sanctimonious House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined Schumer today in demanding that the 25th Amendment be invoked, repeating the “insurrection” line and warning that “any day can be a horror show for America” as long as Trump remains in office. He is “a dangerous man...this is an emergency of the highest magnitude,” the media quoted her as saying. She and Schumer issued a statement posted this evening: “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.”
Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who was the driving force behind the Democrats’ failed impeachment effort against Trump, issued a lengthy statement, concluding,
“I have called upon the Vice President to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the President from office because he is unfit to serve. And now, I am once again urging that the President be impeached and removed from office. We have a limited period of time in which to act. The nation cannot afford a lengthy, drawn out process, and I support bringing articles of impeachment directly to the House floor.”
Judiciary Committee members David Ciciline (D-RI) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) headed a group of committee Democrats—not all of them, however—who sent a letter to Vice President Pence, “to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after he instigated the storming of the United States Capitol by his supporters,” their statement read. The letter insisted “Even in his video announcement this afternoon, President Trump revealed that he is not mentally sound and is still unable to process and accept the results of the 2020 election,” and therefore he should be removed through the 25th Amendment.
According to an NBC tally, there are now 100 legislators who have called for Trump’s removal, either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment. Minnesota Rep. Omar Ilham is said to be drawing up articles of impeachment. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has also called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.