Capitol turmoil: Democrats seek Trump’s removal from office
Published: 08:46 AM, 8 January 2021 Updated: 09:29 AM, 8 January 2021
Donald Trump; Photo: Collected
The Democrats lawmakers on Thursday have called for the removal of incumbent US President Donald Trump from office after his supporters invaded Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
“Trump should be removed immediately,” remarked Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, saying if he is not, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be “impeached” him. – reports BBC.
Meanwhile, in a video speech, Donald Trump said he was committed to an “orderly transition.”
He said he was “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem”, calling on his supporters to be cooled and calmed.
Calling for “healing and reconciliation”, Trump said, conceding his defeat by saying that a new administration will take over the house on 20 January.
The video was shared on his Twitter account - which was reactivated on Thursday after being suspended following the Capitol turmoil.
During the unrest, four people died and at least 68 have been arrested. Besides, the police action came under question with criticisms for failing to stop the breaching.
The Sergeant at Arms, an official responsible for security in the House of Representatives, has resigned. US Capitol Police (USCP) chief Steven Sund is also resigning. Transport Secretary Elaine Chao is the latest member of the Trump administration to quit over the incident. Several lower-level officials have also resigned.