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. — Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
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. — Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Calls for Use of 25th Amendment to Remove Trump
Rep. Adam Kinzinger called on Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office – the first congressional Republican to publicly announce his support for a process many Democrats are actively pursuing.

"It's time to invoke the 25th Amendment and end this nightmare," the Illinois Republican said on a video posted to social media. "Here's the truth: The president caused this. The president is unfit and the president is unwell. And the president must now relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily."

The statement from Kinzinger, who has been critical of the president in the past, comes less than 24 hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to prevent Congress from formally recognizing Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race.

"In the past few presidencies, the administrations have been so concerned about even a moment of weakness that the 25th Amendment was invoked in minor surgeries, passing of duties to the vice president while the president was under anesthesia because, even for that moment, to have the captain of the ship absent could cause a major catastrophe," Kinzinger said. "Sadly, yesterday it became evident that not only has the president abdicated his duty to protect the American people and the people's house, he invoked and inflamed passions that only gave fuel to the insurrection that we saw."

He continued: "When pressed to move and denounce the violence, he barely did so, while of course victimizing himself and seeming to give a wink and a nod to those doing it. All indications are that the president has become unmoored – not just from his duty or even his oath, but from reality itself."