Kansas Rep. Davids calls for Trump ouster via 25th Amendment

    U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat in the 3rd District, said the 25th Amendment should be deployed to remove President Donald Trump from office.(Submitted/Kansas Reflector)
    U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat in the 3rd District, said the 25th Amendment should be deployed to remove President Donald Trump from office.(Submitted/Kansas Reflector)

    TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat, believes the conduct of President Donald Trump necessitates action by the Republican commander in chief’s own Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

    Davids, who serves the 3rd District in the Kansas City area, said Trump couldn’t be trusted to uphold constitutional duties as president until inauguration Jan. 20 of President-elect Joe Biden. His Electoral College victory was affirmed by Congress following a riot among Trump allies Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol.

    “For the first time in history,” Davids said, “we have a president who should be impeached twice but because of the time constraints and inaction of Senate Republicans, I urge the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment now.”

    She said violence that interrupted the Electoral College vote counting and challenges to state certification of results demonstrated how fragile democracy was and how much work would be required to preserve it.

    “Our democracy, safety and security is at stake,” she said.

     

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    Tim Carpenter
    Tim Carpenter has reported on Kansas for 35 years. He covered the Capitol for 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal and previously worked for the Lawrence Journal-World and United Press International. He has been recognized for investigative reporting on Kansas government and politics. He won the Kansas Press Association's Victor Murdock Award six times. The William Allen White Foundation honored him four times with its Burton Marvin News Enterprise Award. The Kansas City Press Club twice presented him its Journalist of the Year Award and more recently its Lifetime Achievement Award. He earned an agriculture degree at Kansas State University and grew up on a small dairy and beef cattle farm in Missouri. He is an amateur woodworker and drives Studebaker cars.