Washington, D.C. – Following Donald Trump’s incitement of a riot and storming of the U.S. Capitol building today, and ongoing insistence on the unfounded belief that he did not lose the presidential election and should obstruct the peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“The reckless incitement of violence today by Donald Trump leads to an inescapable conclusion. The president is unwilling or unable to understand the danger of his actions or the reality of his election loss. He is unfit, as well as unable or unwilling, to serve for even the few remaining days of his term, and allowing him to stay in office is an unacceptable threat to national security. We don’t make this demand frivolously or casually, but because it is the only safe and responsible thing to do. We urge the Vice President and the Cabinet to proceed with removal of President Trump under provisions of the 25th Amendment. Today’s events show us that our nation is at grave risk for as long as he remains in office.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.