Kaptur Calls for Immediate Removal of President Trump from Office

January 7, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement calling for the immediate removal of Donald Trump from the office of the Presidency following the insurrection he incited at the U.S. Capitol:


“Donald Trump presents a clear and present danger to the safety and security of this country and should not be in office one hour longer,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I call on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.”


“The deadly events that transpired yesterday were treasonous acts of insurrection carried out by a mob loyal to and inspired by President Trump. There must be a swift and thorough investigation of the events. We must determine how they were able to breach not only into the Capitol complex, but onto the House and Senate floors, and pose a direct threat to the health and safety of Members, staff, and Capitol Police, as well as violate the Capitol complex and architecture and historic elements. It must never happen again. Clearly, this is what Trump meant when he told the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and standby’ and again yesterday when he urged those in attendance at his rally on the National Mall to march to the Capitol.”


“In calling for President Trump’s removal, I am aligning myself with a growing number of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as well as national organizations including the National Association of Manufacturers, who understand how critical the rule of law – rather than mob rule – is to maintaining our precious liberty.”