Donald Trump has officially been removed from office under the 25th amendment which provides the protocol for replacing a president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation.
On Wednesday, a rally of pro-Trump supporters was seen breaking into the U.S. Capitol after being told by Trump that he really won the election, which was a lie. They were seen climbing walls, breaking windows, walking through the halls of the building, leaving pipebombs in the vicinity, and more. One of the protestors shot in the chest and later died at the hospital.
As the chaos continued at the nation’s capital, Trump remained quiet for hours before being urged by Presidential- elect Joe Biden to put a rest on it. In a video, Trump told his supporters to ‘go home’. Washington D.C. also issued a 6 pm curfew to remain in effect until 6 am.
Due to Trump’s lack of action, many Republicans had floated the idea of having him removed. A former senior official, whose name has not been disclosed said, “I think this has been huge a shock to the system. How do you keep him in place for two weeks after this?” He also said that Trump’s actions were “egregious enough to remove him even with such a short time left in his tenure.”
CNN reported, “with Trump being in the late stage of his term, the Senate could subsequently vote to disqualify Trump from ever holding federal office again.” It has also been stated that with “invoking the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence and the majority of the Cabinet t vote to remove Trump from office due to his inability to discharge the powers and duties of his office, an unprecedented step.”