Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell called for the “immediate removal” of President Trump after Wednesday’s horrific insurrection at the Capitol.

“Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol,” Swalwell said, in a statement on Thursday. “Because of brave law enforcement and military officers, the effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election failed. But this terrorist attack has put our experiment in self-governance on life support.

“For the guarantee of our Republic’s survival, President Donald J. Trump must be removed from office––either by the 25th Amendment or impeachment and removal in the Congress. President Trump can no longer defend our country or her ideals. Every second he is in power is a risk to everyone’s personal security and our country’s democratic ideals.”

Swalwell said members of Congress who “aided in the coup attempt should be expelled from their respective bodies.” In addition, Swalwell wants an investigation of the security response to the mob’s actions.

East Bay Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna also made similar calls to remove Trump from power by invoking the 25th Amendment.

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