Schumer urges Trump’s cabinet to remove president from office

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to remove him from office following Wednesday’s violent assault on the Capitol by the president’s supporters.

In a statement, Schumer says the attack on the Capitol “was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.” He added, “This president should not hold office one day longer.”

Schumer says Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment and immediately remove Trump from office. He adds, “If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Donald Trump’s supporters stormed a joint session of the US Congress to certify Joe Biden’s election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of US democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)