Thousands of protesters opposed to President Donald Trump gathered at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on the evening of January 7 (US time). The crowd then flocked to Flatbush Avenue for a peaceful march to the home of Sen. Chuck Schumer – the minority leader in the US Senate.
Schumer has previously condemned the violent protests of Trump’s supporters at congressional headquarters on Jan. 6. “This president should not be in office for another day,” Schumer said.
As the crowd flocked to Mr. Schumer’s house, the crowd of protesters shouted “No Trump”, accompanied by drumming. Some said they joined the protest after witnessing supporters of President Trump burst into the parliament building.
“What we saw was the disappointment and tragedy, many people were still looking for direction,” said Nina Svirsky, a teacher from Brooklyn.
Police wearing masks and uniforms watched the protest. However, no arrests occurred.
In Manhattan, a smaller crowd gathered in Times Square. They brought banners that read “Leave now,” calling for the removal of both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
|Protesters protested against President Donald Trump in New York on January 7. Photo: NYT|
Democrats, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other congressional leaders have called for the activation of the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump “immediately.” In addition, an increasing number of congressmen are calling for impeachment and removal of Mr. Trump following a riotous protest at congressional headquarters. They accused Mr Trump of inciting protests to prevent Congress from confirming election results.
To trigger the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of his cabinet members had to vote in favor of removing Trump on the grounds that the President could not continue in the executive role.
On the Biden-elective President’s response, when asked about whether to consider dismissing or removing the president under the 25th Amendment, Jan. 8, Mr. Andrew Bates, transitional group spokesman “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are focused on their January 20 inauguration mission and will let Vice President Mike Pence, cabinet and parliament run,” Biden said. it feels right “.
Biden personally speaking to reporters on Jan. 8 in Wilmington, Delaware, during a press conference after he introduced the nominees to the cabinet also did not publicly support the effort, said impeachment depends on Congress.
Mr. Biden said he definitely wanted Mr. Trump, whom he called “one of the most incompetent presidents in American history”, to leave office as soon as possible. If Mr. Trump remains in office for a few months, he will push for impeachment.
At the moment, however, “the quickest way is to take the oath of office on the 20th. Which action comes first and then, is the judgment of the congress,” according to the President-elect.
“We’ll do our job and parliament can decide how to proceed with their work,” Biden said.
Before being locked out of his Twitter account, US President Donald Trump announced on the social network that he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. According to American media, if happening, this will be an act of “breaking” tradition for more than a century in American history.
Mr. Trump did not provide any details about what he would do during his final hours in office.
The advisers expected Trump to arrive in Florida by Air Force one day before the inauguration, instead of planning to attend the event.
US media also reported that Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend the event, although Mr. Pence’s office said he has not been formally invited.
President-elect Joe Biden said Donald Trump’s decision not to attend his successor’s inauguration is “one of the few things that he and I agree on.”
“It was a good thing, he (President Trump) didn’t show up. He went too far from my even worst views on him. He became a shame towards the country, make us lose face with the world. He is not worthy to hold that office, “Mr. Biden criticized the incumbent president.
However, Mr. Biden said he is pleased that Vice President Mike Pence will attend his inauguration on January 20.
“He is welcome. I think it is important that we can uphold as many historical precedents as possible of how to transfer government as possible,” Biden said.
“And so Mike, the vice president, is welcome to come. We are honored to have him there and to push the transition.”