Reuters published a new poll in the wake of Wednesday’s chaos at the Capitol which indicates that a majority of Americans now want President Donald Trump immediately removed from office.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 57 percent of respondents said that they have had enough of the President’s recent antics and believe that Trump should leave office.
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 8, 2021
Trump Loses Major Support Even Among His Voters
Not surprisingly and in partisan fashion, 90 percent of Democrats believe Trump should exit immediately, while 80 percent of Republicans think the President should simply finish out his term.
President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th.
70 percent of Trump voters said they opposed the violence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, showing that a strong majority of the President’s supporters are against what unfolded.
Two-thirds of Trump voters also described the Capitol Hill rioters as “criminals” and “fools.”
30 percent of Americans say they would like to see Trump’s staff invoke the 25th amendment to force the President’s removal.
• 79% say Capitol rioters were “criminals” or “fools”
• 70% disapprove of Trump’s actions
• 57% want Trump “immediately removed from office” https://t.co/lPPRzPMms1
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 9, 2021
Some Democrats And Republicans Say Trump’s Recent Actions Are An Impeachable Offense
Politicians in both parties have said Trump’s actions are impeachable.
Far-left Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Sunday, “One, of course, our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States.”
“Every minute and every hour that he’s in office represents a clear and present danger not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country,” she added.
Congress will now be introducing articles of impeachment on Monday. Yesterday, our Squad urged House Leadership to move quickly to impeach this President. Unfortunately, our country does not have the luxury of time. https://t.co/6tP9Z9NVSq
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) January 8, 2021
Then AOC went even further.
“But in addition to removal, we’re also talking about complete barring of the president, of Donald Trump from running for office ever again and in addition to that, the potential ability to prevent pardoning himself from those charges that he was impeached for,” Ocasio-Cortez insisted.
.@SenToomey says President Trump should resign.
“The best way for our country is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible.” pic.twitter.com/5HUuANG0lE
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 10, 2021
Sen. Toomey: ‘The President Committed Impeachable Offenses’
Republican Senator Pat Toomey said on Sunday, “I do think the president committed impeachable offenses, but I don’t know what is going to land on the Senate floor, if anything.”
“I think at this point, with just a few days left, it’s the best path forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us that could happen immediately,” Toomey added.
“I’m not optimistic it will but I think that would be the best way forward,” the senator finished.
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