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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Remove Trump from Office

WASHINGTON -

In response to thousands of Trump supporters beaching the U.S. Capitol building, the following statement was issued by Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen:

“Today, Donald Trump incited a riot, an insurrection designed to advance his hapless coup attempt and erode confidence in our democratic process. He has conclusively demonstrated his unfitness for office. He cannot be permitted to remain in office even for two more weeks; the risks of more deranged action are simply too high.

“The Vice President and the cabinet should immediately invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office. The House of Representatives should act immediately to impeach him, with the Senate voting to convict. Once removed, Trump should be criminally prosecuted.”

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Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000 members and supporters throughout the country.

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