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Queens Lawmakers Demand President Trump’s Removal From Office

Donald J. Trump Photo: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Jan. 7, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Multiple Queens and New York lawmakers are demanding President Donald Trump be removed from office saying that he incited an angry mob of supporters to storm the Capitol building Wednesday.

The call is being led by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who is poised to become the Senate Majority Leader.

Schumer said Vice President Mike Pence must invoke the 25th amendment and take over as president of the U.S.

“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by President Trump. This president must not hold office one day longer,” Schumer said in a statement. “The quickest and most effective way—it can be done today—to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment.”

If that fails, the senator said Congress should once again impeach Trump and then remove him from office.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he “couldn’t agree more” with Sen. Schumer at his daily press briefing this morning.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York (Twitter)

“Just think about the idea [that] the president urged people to do violence,” de Blasio said. “That is sedition; that’s treason. He shouldn’t be president anymore.”

Federal lawmakers representing Queens — who were at the Capitol building at the time of the attempted coup — also say Trump should be ousted from the White House.

“The President incited an attack on Congress. He is deeply unstable,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said. “The Cabinet must invoke the 25th amendment. Congress must also pursue impeachment and removal of the President.”

Rep. Grace Meng — who posted photos of her DIY barricade as she sheltered during the riot — echoed their statements.

“President Trump is a danger to our democracy and nation. He incited yesterday’s chaos, violence, and destruction at the U.S. Capitol,” she said in a statement. “His removal must be immediate and swift.”

Meng said Pence must invoke the 25th Amendment “to protect our democracy from further strain.” If he doesn’t, she agreed that Congress must impeach and remove Trump.

Her colleague, Rep. Gregory Meeks, pointed to Twitter’s decision to ban the president from the platform for 12 hours following the violence at the Capitol.

“If Trump can’t be trusted with Twitter, he shouldn’t be trusted with the power of the Oval Office, even with what little time he has remaining at 1600,” Meeks said, referring to the address number of the White House. “One way or another, he must step down or be removed.”

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, whose district includes parts of Queens, also issued a statement demanding Trump’s removal.

“One thing is very clear: Trump must be removed from office either via the 25th Amendment or impeachment,” she said. “Invoking the 25th Amendment is the quickest way to do this, and expedience must be our goal.”

Maloney said Trump is “clearly unfit and cannot be trusted to carry out his duties and peacefully transfer power to the next President.”

Several elected officials from state and local offices also demanded Trump be removed of his duties as president.

“The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, must be removed from office immediately in order to protect the people of the United States,” Queens Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi said. “The peoples’ house was attacked yesterday by domestic enemies of our country.”

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards said Trump should be removed from office immediately.

“Forget 13 days. After yesterday’s deadly domestic terror attack he incited — following four years of disastrous leadership — this “president” doesn’t deserve to stay in office for 13 more seconds,” Richards wrote on Twitter.

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Gardens Watcher

The House will impeach Trump if Pence doesn’t invoke the 25th Amendment by Monday. The clock is ticking. He needs to leave office now.

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VelvetKnight

That’s the problem with America today.

You can’t even be an openly seditious liar calling for violence while staging a coup without facing repercussions anymore.

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Gardens Watcher

No. Impeachment by the House is not pardonable. The Article of Impeachment only needs a simple majority to pass. The House sends it to the Senate for a trial in the Senate. If the Senate votes for removal (needs 2/3 of the Senators present), then the President is removed from office.

Trump lost the election, and Biden is the certified winner, so Biden will be sworn in as President on 1/20.

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Heidi

How about they focus on the 2000$ stimulus check. But I guess they won’t because removing the president with 12 days left is more important! We need help!!!!! people are starving and have no money.

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Rosa

It’s all talk. Focus on getting us more money, food, a rent freeze and free healthcare!!!!!!!

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Guy

Wouldn’t this take longer than 12 days? This is all just more politicians being political… just start planning to govern on the 20th.

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Lou

He’s going to be out by January 20th and they are STILL trying to impeach him or abuse the 25th Amendment? Lol… I don’t like Trump really either but this is getting beyond ridiculous/silly.

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You’re brainwashed You’re capable of anything

Lou – Beyond Ridiculous with 4 dead? An act of sedition.

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David

The same people that spent 6 months impeaching trump think they can impeach him in 12 days LMAO

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Suzie

So Congress can move quickly to impeach, but waited 9 months to throw crumbs of money to Americans?

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BigJim

Donovan Richards was very silent on the looting and riots in his own city- another muppet.

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Maria Reyes

His attempt to divide us failed. We are winning! We will all breath a sigh of relief when Biden comes into office under our masks of course!!

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Trump can't secure the Capitol

He spread COVID throughout the White House. Is the US really this vulnerable?!

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Weird

Lol why would they do that when Trump had a 36% election year growth in votes in Queens? Out of touch politicians will know what the ground feels like as they lose to limited government, less taxes, less communism and more Liberty

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Lucerne Reyes

LOL The NYTimes only started fact checking once the truth of government corruption started to surface. It’s a rag of a paper.

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Trump murders 400K with a virus, 1 police officer & 3 out of shape slobs

Lu- It’s the paper of record, far from a rag like the NY Post and doesn’t repeat the same stories over the Lucerne Welfare Hotel and Reyes everyday. Trump murders 400K with a virus, 1 police officer & 3 out of shape slobs storming the Capitol

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ABoondy

Since when did Blue Lives Matter to you people? The moment it became useful to your cause?

Sunnysider

He puts all of us in PHYSICAL DANGER. This is the man who has the nuclear codes. He needs to be escorted out of the White House immediately. He has lost his mind and will stop at nothing.

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The pendulum swings both ways

I demand all the politicians who supported all the antifa/blm riots, looting and murders last year, also be removed.

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And you even put it in writing. You just condoned treason.

So you’re ok with sedition as long as you can equate or site someone else’s separate and unrelated “criminal” act that has absolutely no relation to the act of treason in question.,

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He’s definitely a Russian Puppet

This president is a Manchurian Candidate. He’s responsible for nearly 400,000 dead Americans. The most people infected in the world. 20 million infected with a deadly virus a number nobody in the world has seen. Now he tries to subvert the American Government with a mob he incited.

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The CCP Took My Baby Away

FYI: Manchuria is in China.

That would make Beijing Biden the Manchurian Candidate.

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Manchurian candidate is a warning about all foreign adversaries

Manchurian Candidate is about a highly politically connected asset. Like somebody who would be in a position to cause the deaths of 400, 000 Americans, cause civil unrest and protect the financial agencies where Russian oligarchs invest the overwhelming majority of their money.Where in Russia are you?

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Trumps have 25 Chinese Patents

Trumps have way more business in than Biden’s. Biden’s just out perform the Trumps who have a record of failure in business. Trump is very jealous.

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Trump killed 400K and counting

FYI- Manchuria may be in China but the Manchurian Candidate is an American Film. What does “With six you get egg roll”, mean to you?

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