The National Association of Manufacturers has called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment in response to supporters of President Donald Trump violently storming the Capitol building on Wednesday.
NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said in a statement:
“Armed violent protestors who support the baseless claim by outgoing president Trump that he somehow won an election that he overwhelmingly lost have stormed the U.S. Capitol today, attacking police officers and first responders, because Trump refused to accept defeat in a free and fair election.”
Timmons noted that Trump has been “cheered on” through “this whole disgusting episode” by members of the Republican Party.
“This is not law and order. This is chaos. It is mob rule. It is dangerous. This is sedition and should be treated as such,” he wrote.
Timmons continued, calling on Pence to take action:
“The outgoing president 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 favor of anarchy. Anyone indulging conspiracy theories to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy.”