Iowa Democrat congressmember backs Trump removal efforts

(Washington D.C) -- Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne says she supports the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment to try and remove President Trump from office. The 3rd District Democrat says if Congress does not, she'd support starting impeachment proceedings.

Axne is among a group of Democrats who blame Trump for protests this week in the U.S. Capitol, which came after a largely peaceful pro-Trump rally. A group of protestors broke off from the main group, breached security and stormed into the U.S. Capitol building.

Trump is facing pressure from some Republicans as well. The President last night issued a statement on Twitter condemning the violence, saying those responsible will pay. He also says he's committed to a peaceful transition.

The 25th Amendment is to be used to remove a president whom Congress deems incapacitated. It requires a two-thirds approval from Congress. Axne said during an interview on WHO Radio today (Friday) "He (Trump) is not fit to lead our country right now, and he therefore needs to be removed. He's a danger to our society."

Axne was also asked why remove the president now, when his term will be ending in two weeks. She replied "we need to set a precedent."

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District covers counties from southwest into central Iowa.

She was a guest on WHO Radio's Jeff Angelo show.

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