Mfume calls for Trump’s removal, cosponsors impeachment legislation

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Rep. Kweisi Mfume (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

By Sean Yoes
AFRO Senior Reporter
syoes@afro.com

Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who represents the 7th Congressional District of Maryland has called for the removal of Donald Trump from office in the wake of the terrorist insurrection against the Capitol in Washington D.C.

“This president is guilty of treason, sedition and inciting a riot. His actions yesterday, and over the course of four years, have been egregious, despicable, and most of all– deliberate. For too long he’s benefitted from his cloak of immunity. That stops now,” said  Mfume in a statement.

“I strongly support all calls to legally and constitutionally remove him from office. Working with members of the Judiciary Committee, I have cosponsored legislation to be introduced next week. This bill would not only start the impeachment process of Donald Trump, but will also permanently disqualify him from holding and enjoying any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States of America,” Mfume added.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.), both have said Trump should face removal either via implementation of the 25th Amendment, or impeachment.  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has also called for Trump’s removal as a result of the violent attack on the Capitol by his supporters.

“The president has blood on his hands,” said Mfume.