Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, meanwhile, tweets she's "drawing up Articles of Impeachment" herself.
As Capitol Hill descends further into chaos while President Donald Trump's faithful show their support with civil unrest, Hollywood is making one thing very clear: They want him out, and fast.
While there's only 14 days until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, many big names believe that's two weeks too many to have Trump in the White House. So far, there's been a lot of social media chatter about Vice President Mike Pence invoking the 25th amendment to get him out, or an impeachment and immediate removal from office.
On Wednesday afternoon, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted out that she was already drawing up Articles of Impeachment for Trump. She wrote, "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate" and added, "We can't allow him to remain in office, it's a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath."
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley agreed, tweeting that Trump "should immediately be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes. This is dangerous & unacceptable." Also on board was Congressman David Cicilline, who wrote, "This is outrageous, and the president caused it. We should impeach and convict him tomorrow."
Congressman Ted Lieu, meanwhile, told Pence, "You need to start the 25th Amendment. @RealDonaldTrump is detached from reality." Agreeing with him was The National Association of Manufacturers, who released a statement saying the VP should "seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy."
The 25th Amendment gives the VP and a majority of the sitting cabinet members the power to legally remove the president from office if they believe he's "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."
While it remains to be seen whether any of this will actually happen, celebrities are trying to manifest either option into existence. See all the supporters below.
It is entirely irresponsible, reckless and dangerous to allow Donald Trump to remain President of the USA for one more day. He still has the nuclear code, and command of the US Armed Forces. He will stop at nothing. He himself must be stopped. The 25th Amendment must be invoked.
Domestic terrorism happening in DC and at the Capitol is unfortunately not surprising at all because... America. And because Trump and the entire GOP party have been inciting and stoking violence and now they are instigating an insurrection and a coup.
25th amendment —duh...like three years ago. This was 4 years in the making. This President was allowed to break laws and norms and repeatedly disgrace the US constitution — all leading up to a moment like this—this is heartbreaking but absolutely expected.