Trump’s Former Chief of Staff John Kelly Says He Would Remove Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment

‘The cabinet should meet and have a discussion’

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly blasted Donald Trump for fomenting unrest and inciting violence through the constant spreading of election fraud conspiracy theories, saying that if he were still in the president’s cabinet, he would vote to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.

In a Thursday afternoon phone interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the former marine general blasted Trump’s behavior over the past few weeks and months as “outrageous” and said he agreed with the growing calls — from both sides of the aisle as well as reportedly inside Trump’s own White House — to convene the cabinet for an up or down vote of confidence in the president’s ability to live up to his constitutional oath.

“There’s now talk of invoking the 25th Amendment to try to get the cabinet to remove the president from office,” Tapper pointed out. “Do you support such an action? Should he be removed by the cabinet?”

“The cabinet should meet and have a discussion,” Kelly agreed. “I don’t think it will happen, but I think the cabinet should meet and discuss this. The behavior yesterday and in the weeks and months before that has been outrageous from the president. And what happened on Capitol Hill yesterday is a direct result of his poisoning the minds of people with the lies and the frauds.”

“You were a former member of the cabinet, in addition to being White House chief of staff,” Tapper noted, alluding to Kelly’s six-month tenure as DHS secretary. “If you were in the cabinet right now, would you vote to remove him from office?”

Kelly paused for a beat or two and then stammered a bit as he said: “I — yes, I would.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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