U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, said it’s time for President Donald Trump to be removed from power.
“After yesterday’s events, when the President incited a violent attack on another branch of government, it’s time for the Vice President and the President’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from power,” Slotkin said in a statement. “I’ve heard from a number of senior Trump Administration officials this morning that he is increasingly unhinged, and they are concerned about the actions he could take in the next few weeks.”
Slotkin said the country must demonstrate that behavior of this type is “beyond the pale.”
“I’d prefer cabinet officials to take action, but I will be ready to consider other steps, such as impeachment, in the short time we have left,” Slotkin said. “But yesterday went beyond just the President. Congress needs a rigorous process of censure for any members of Congress who similarly incited violence, either in their many speeches to the protestors, or through the media.”
Slotkin went on to say that she would recommend the same for any members of the Michigan legislature who attended the rally and incited violence.
“If you egged on those who sought to overturn the will of the people, you have no business serving the people — even if later you put out platitudes that you regret what happened,” Slotkin said. “That’s what we call accountability.”