Ted Deutch calls for Donald Trump to be impeached following Capitol chaos

Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch is joining calls to impeach and remove President Donald Trump from office in his waning days after a dangerous spectacle Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

In a Thursday statement, Deutch appears to be following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s lead in pushing for Trump’s Cabinet to utilize the 25th Amendment and declare Trump unfit to lead the nation. Short of that, Deutch says the President should be impeached for an unprecedented second time.

“If VP [Mike] Pence refuses to take President Trump’s incitement of violent mobs storming the Capitol seriously, Congress must pursue its own efforts to prevent further damage,” Deutch wrote Thursday in a statement released to Twitter.

“Impeachment is our way forward. I am signing on in support of articles of impeachment to remove President Trump based on his incitement of violence at the Capitol yesterday.

Pelosi made similar remarks Thursday. She said if Pence and the Cabinet do not push to remove Trump, then “Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment. That is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus.”

Trump has promised “an orderly transition on January 20th,” the end date of Trump’s term per the constitution. That’s

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