Poll: Should Trump Be Removed From Office?
On January 20th, 2021, the United States and world will once again witness the peaceful transition of power when Joe Biden is sworn in as President of the United States.
There isn't much time between now and January 20th, but that isn't stopping the media, Democrats, and even some Republicans from calling for President Donald Trump to leave office early.
The calls began after the riots at the U.S. Capitol building. Democrats called for President Trump to resign. If he wouldn't resign, Democrats and some Republicans called for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump from power if his cabinet agreed to remove him.
While there were reports that members of Trump's cabinet were considering the move, nothing has come of it.
Then, there were calls for impeachment. Democrats have called for President Trump to be impeached before, and they are doing so again now.
According to CNN, such a move would then allow the Senate to vote to ban Trump from running again:
By impeaching and removing Trump, even at this late stage of his term, the Senate could subsequently vote to disqualify Trump from ever holding federal office again. On the other hand, invoking the 25th Amendment would require Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet to vote to remove Trump from office due to his inability to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" -- an unprecedented step.On Thursday morning, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois became the first Republican member of Congress to call for Trump's removal from office.