Joe Biden this morning was formally recognized by Congress as the winner of the election and now Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has called for Trump’s immediate removal from office. Read on to know what is happening on Capitol Hill.
After a mob of pro-Trump rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol yestarday in an effort to avoid having the outgoing president be formally recognized as the loser, Congress today confirmed the election of Joe Biden as president.
According to CNBC, Vice President Mike Pence read off the tallies at around 3:40 a.m. ET after lawmakers applauded the result.
Minutes later, Trump said in a tweet sent by deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino that he was willing to allow an “orderly transition on January 20th.” But he added that “it’s only the beginning of our fight.”
Trump could not tweet the statement himself for his Twitter account was temporarily frozen because of his continued false claims about the results of the election and his inciting his followers to act, which caused the riots.
Now, the top Senate Democrat Chuck Schume rhas called for President Donald Trump’s removal.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” the New York Democrat 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,” he continued. “If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”