Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happening in Washington

Senator Chuck Schumer made this statement a few hours ago:
What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by President Trump.
This president must not hold office one day longer.
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.
If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress must reconvene to impeach President Trump. 
Late last night, the Wall Street Journal reported: "House Judiciary Committee Democrats Ask Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment to Remove President Trump." The following was quoted from the  message to Vice President Pence from eighteen committee members: "The world watched aghast as insurrectionists, who had been egged on by the President, threatened the safety of elected officials and staff and destroyed public property as they stormed and occupied both the House and Senate chambers bringing our democracy to a halt. At one point, the insurrectionists even removed an American flag flying at the Capitol and replaced it with a Trump flag."

A couple of hours ago, NBC News reported published this update on efforts to take action against Trump: "Schumer calls on Pence to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office."

In the meantime, one member of Trump's cabinet, Elaine Chao, wife of Senator Mitch McConnell, has resigned from her role as Secretary of Transportation.

Update 1/8/21  The New York Times reported yesterday that Vice President Pence was refusing to take phone calls from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, calling on him to invoke the 25th Amendment. Also yesterday, a second cabinet member, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, resigned.


  1. This is the "healing" process we were promised?

    Everyone's reverted to being five-year-olds. (No offense intended to five-year-olds.)

  2. What does Pence have to discuss with Pelosi? Her ideas about "healing"?

    Each and every one of us must answer, even in the privacy of our own consciences, for the monumental cynicism we're observing.