Trump faces removal from office as cabinet considers 25th Amendment

Trump faces removal from office as cabinet considers 25th Amendment

- A few days before having to hand over to Joe Biden, President Trump may be removed from office

- This comes as some of the president's cabinet members consider invoking the 25th Amendment following the violence unleashed by Trump's supporters

- Emboldened by Trump's baseless allegations, his supporters invaded the US Capitol and disrupted the certification of the electoral votes

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Donald Trump may be removed from office as the United States president a few weeks before the end of his tenure following the invasion of the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6 by his supporters.

According to ABC News, some members of President Trump's cabinet have been discussing the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment.

The news media, however, stated that it is unclear whether Vice President Mike Pence is supportive of the action.

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25th Amendment: Trump faces removal from office few days to handing over

President Trump speaks at a Save America rally near the White House in Washington, DC, US on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Photo credit: Eric Lee
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According to CNN, the 25th Amendment is another constitutional means of removing a US president apart from impeachment through the legislature. To remove the president through the 25th Amendment, the vice president would have to be on board, CNN explained.

Briefly.co.za gathers that Pence would also need either a majority of Trump's Cabinet officials t agree that the president is unfit for office and temporarily seize power from him.

In what has left many Americans horrified, President Trump's supporters invaded the US Capitol and disrupted the certification of Joe Biden's victory which was being presided over by the vice president.

It was believed that President Trump's insistence that the US election was fraudulent without any evidence and his unguarded rhetoric encouraged his supporters to stage the riot at the Capitol, which led to the temporary evacuation of Pence and US lawmakers.

In another report, Briefly.co.za reported that social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, January 6 accused Republican leader Donald Trump of promoting violence through his official handles and subsequently barred him from posting, albeit temporarily.

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According to a report by Forbes, the two networking sites removed two posts shared by the outgoing president after he voiced his support for protesters who stormed the United States Capitol, which is the meeting place of the Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the US federal government.

In the posts, the controversial 45th US president had urged his supporters to go home but however, noted he understood their pain after his "landslide victory" was allegedly stolen from him by President elect Joe Biden, who ran against him on the Democratic Party ticket.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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