Calls grow for Trump to be removed from office

Calls grow for Trump to be removed from office
Nancy Pelosi says Trump could be impeached. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: The leaders of both chambers of the US Congress have called for President Trump to be removed from office after the violent invasion of the Capitol building by a mob of his supporters.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump should be removed from office immediately. If he is not, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, says he could be impeached.

Four people died during the riot in the Capitol, and 68 have now been arrested.

Police have faced criticism for failing to stop the rioters breaking in the building.

The official responsible for the security in the House of Representatives, has now resigned. Senator Schumer has called for his counterpart in the Senate to be sacked.

Joe Biden said: “Nobody could tell me that if it was a group of Black Lives Matter protesters yesterday they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the thugs that stormed the Capitol.”

The head of the US Capitol Police (USCP) said his officers had faced “criminal riotous behaviour” and he described officers’ actions as “heroic”.

However, Speaker Pelosi has called on him to resign.

Transport Secretary Elaine Chao is the latest member of the current US administration to quit in protest over the riots. Several lower-level officials have also resigned after the riot.

A growing number have called for President Donald Trump to be removed as president. Most of them are from President-elect Mr Biden’s Democratic Party but one or two Republicans have joined in.

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