Sewell urges Trump’s removal from office

Sewell urges Trump’s removal from office
Rep. Terri Sewell says President Trump is "a threat to our democracy" and urged his immediate removal from office. (Source: Twitter)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama’s lone Democratic representative in Congress says she wants to see President Donald Trump removed from office, either through impeachment or by use of the 25th Amendment.

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-District 7, said in a tweet Thursday evening that the president “is a threat to our democracy and is incapable of carrying out the oath of office.”

Friday morning, upon learning of the death of a U.S. Capitol Police Officer following Wednesday’s Capitol riots, Sewell further tweeted, “The President’s words matter. Trump incited the violence that led to the death of several Americans, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. He must be held accountable.”

Either option would be historic if attempted. Trump could be the first president to be impeached twice or the first in which an attempt is made to strip him of the office through the 25th Amendment.

It’s unclear if either measure would be successful as Trump’s term in office ends in less that two weeks with the inauguration of Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

Sewell is one of a growing number of Democratic representatives and senators calling for swift removal.

None of Alabama’s Republican members of the congressional delegation has publicly stated support for Trump’s removal.

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