Republican congressman urges cabinet to remove Donald Trump from office

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A Republican congressman has called on President Donald Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office.

Adam Kinzinger, from Illinois, made the remarks in a video posted to Twitter, responding to the violent mob that stormed Congress on Wednesday in an attempt to stop the certification of president-elect Joe Biden’s win over Trump.

Kinzinger said: “The president is unfit. And the president is unwell.”

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He went on to say Trump “must now relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily”.

The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to declare the president unfit for office.

The vice president then becomes acting president.

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