According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted after the Capitol riots, 44 percent of voters said Congress should move to impeach the president, up 8 percentage points from a survey conducted earlier this week. Nearly half of voters (49 percent) said the Cabinet should invoke provisions in the Constitution’s 25th Amendment that allow for a president to be declared “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” and bestow presidential authority on Vice President Mike Pence.
The questions are not hypothetical: More than two dozen House Democrats have called for Trump’s impeachment, and members of both parties — reportedly including Republicans from both inside and outside of Trump’s administration, per Axios — have called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked amid allegations that the president incited Wednesday’s raid of the Capitol and was unwilling to engage in a timely manner to quell it.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “This president should not hold office one day longer.”