On January 6th, 2021 President Donald Trump incited a riot. After months of vilifying the legitimate results of our free and fair election, the President encouraged his supporters to swarm the Capitol building. The mob overwhelmed police forces and forced their way into the Capitol while lawmakers were certifying the results of the recent presidential election. The historically ceremonial process was stopped as lawmakers were forced into hiding. There were multiple deaths and injuries.
This was an unprecedented assault and nothing short of an attempted coup. Yet, the President refused to take the steps necessary to stop this terrifying attack on our democracy. Even in his half-hearted and disingenuous attempt to disperse the crowds, Trump continued to attack the integrity of our elections. President Trump is an autocrat who must be removed from office.
Politicians of both sides of the aisle have since venomously detested the President's actions and called for his removal. Republican senator Mitt Romney called the events that took place “an insurrection incited by the president.”
President Trump’s own VP Mike Pence denounced the rioters and reminded them “You did not win.”
Now reports are suggesting that Trump’s cabinet is considering invoking the seldom-used 25th Amendment. This Amendment allows for the vice president and presidential cabinet members to remove the president from office if they deem he is unfit to serve. The President would be removed from power and succeeded by his Vice-President. This is the quickest way to insure Trump is removed from power.
Trump is a dangerous man. He has shown a flagrant disregard for the rules and our democracy. Hundreds of political scientists have signed an open letter that calls for Trump's removal from office. We must stop our country from backsliding into authoritarianism. The President’s closest allies have begun to question whether he is fit to serve the highest office in the land. Today’s events would suggest he’s not. The President can still do tremendous damage in these last 14 days so we must do everything we can to protect our democracy. We need to show Trump’s cabinet and the Vice-President that the American people support the bipartisan resolution to invoke the 25th Amendment and save our democracy. Please sign this petition to show your support for the President’s removal under the 25th Amendment.