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Major US business group urges Pence, cabinet to remove Trump | Al Jazeera

Major US business group urges Pence, cabinet to remove Trump

The head of a significant United States business group that represents 14,000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor Corp urged senior US officials to consider removing President Donald Trump from office after supporters of the outgoing president stormed the US Capitol.



National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said Trump “incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favour of anarchy … Vice President [Mike] Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy.”

Trump has 14 days remaining in office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.

Other business groups issued strong statements but did not go as far as the manufacturers’ group....

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