Some Dem lawmakers call for Trump, his allies in Congress to resign

Throughout Wednesday afternoon, as pro-Trump rioters occupied Capitol Hill and violently clashed with law enforcement, calls have grown for the resignation of President Donald Trump and Republicans who planned to object to the certifying of President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory.

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These calls from journalists, commentators, and Democratic politicians alike especially ramped up after Trump tweeted a taped statement in which he told the rioters to “go home.” They criticized his repeated claims the 2020 presidential election was “fraudulent” and statements that “We love you” and “You’re very special.”

Alongside Trump, the Republicans who people have been calling to resign the most are Sens. Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Ted Cruz (TX), for spearheading the effort to object to the tallying of the Electoral College votes, as well as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.).

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Coupled with these resignation calls are calls for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Here are some of these calls:

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