'The president is unwell': Kinzinger urges Cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment

  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, speaks Thursday as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania.

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, speaks Thursday as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 1/7/2021 11:14 AM

Republican Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger is calling on President Donald Trump's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office.

Kinzinger made the remarks Thursday 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 says, "the president is unfit. And the president is unwell."

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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