Rep. Ron Kind calls for President Trump’s immediate removal from office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT)- Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse called for President Trump’s immediate removal from office through the 25th amendment.

Kind voted in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening for a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet and remove President Donald Trump from office.

However, Pence sent a letter Tuesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say he will not take that measure.

Kind and lawmakers from both parties have been calling for penalties for the president after they say he is to blame for inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week.

“Like most Wisconsinites, I was horrified by the events of January 6th. It is unconscionable that a sitting United States President incited a violent insurrection against our democracy by peddling a steady stream of lies about our election and calling to overturn the will of the voters,” said Rep. Kind in a statement.

“Given his actions and his rhetoric, President Trump poses a clear and present danger to our Republic. If President Trump has any decency left, he should resign, otherwise, Vice President Pence should put country before self and immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. If he does not, we will have no choice left but to impeach President Trump.”

Last week, Rep. Kind called on President Trump to step down and for Vice President Pence to serve the remainder of the term.