Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says “the cabinet can immediately improve the security of the country.” To do that she is making a bold call:
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and cabinet do not act the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
Pelosi issued this warning, “He must be removed from office. While it’s only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America.”
“A complete tool of Putin, this president is. Putin’s goal was to diminish the view of democracy in the world. That’s what he has been about and his enabler has been Donald Trump for a long time… The president gave him the biggest, of all of his many gifts to Putin, the biggest gift yesterday. My friends we are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump still sits in the White House.”
Pelosi says she would hope for an answer from Pence today but didn’t share an exact timeline.
In addition to taking action against the president, CNN’s Manu Raju said Pelosi called “for the resignation of the US Capitol Police chief and says the House Sergeant at Arms has told her he is submitting his resignation.”
Watch more of what Pelosi said above.