Call for Presidential removal falls on party lines

The opinion of removing President Donald Trump from office falls largely along party lines in Wisconsin.


In a statement the day after the unrest that occurred in and around the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. The statement also called on Congress to address possible impeachable offenses if the 25th Amendment is not used. 


Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher is taking the opposite approach, instead joining a group of seven House members in requesting President-elect Joe Biden to ask Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discontinue her efforts to impeach President Trump a second time. In the letter, the members of Congress called the impeachment proceedings shortly before inauguration day “as unnecessary as it is inflammatory” and suggest it would “undermine [his] priority of unifying Americans.” 


As of Tuesday morning, Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson had not released a statement on the possible impeachment hearings, but joined Rep. Gallagher and Senator Baldwin in denouncing the violence that ensued at the Capitol last week.


House Democrats introduced the articles of impeachment on Monday.





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