House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., speaks during her weekly briefing, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

There are calls for the removal of President Donald Trump after his supporters unleashed violence on the Capitol to force Congress to not to certify Joe Biden’s victory in presidential election.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the Democrats’ bid to oust Trump. She urged Vice President Mike Pence to immediately initiate proceedings, declaring Trump a threat to the country who can’t be trusted to finish even the last two weeks of his term.

Pelosi’s demand gives impetus to Democratic initiative to oust Trump, either through impeachment or pressing vice president and cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment process.

Talking to media she said it was urgent to move, terming it as “emergency of the highest magnitude.”

She said if Pence did not take action, Democrats could quickly act to remove Trump from office, and did not rule out canceling next week’s planned recess and bringing the House back into session.

Senate Republicans, however, remained silent on the matter.

If Democrats want to remove Trump, they have to move swiftly as they have very short time because Joe Biden will take oath on January 20.

“There are only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America,” said Pelosi.

Pelosi said the “best route” would be for Pence to initiate the action himself.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and said Congress should move to impeach if that did not happen.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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