3 Republican Governors Demand Trump’s Removal Or Resignation
Govs. Phil Scott (R-Vermont), Larry Hogan (R-Maryland) and Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) have all individually called for the resignation or removal of President Donald Trump as a result of his inciting of crowds this Wednesday and their subsequent storming of the Capitol building.
Scott specifically wrote in a Twitter post Wednesday, “Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress.”
“Make no mistake, the President of the United States is responsible for this event. President Trump has orchestrated a campaign to cause an insurrection that overturns the results of a free, fair and legal election.”
The fabric of our democracy and the principles of our republic are under attack by the President.
Enough is enough.
President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress. 6/6
— Governor Phil Scott (@GovPhilScott) January 6, 2021
Hogan and Baker both said in briefings in their respective states that the only way a peaceful transition of power can be undertaken is through Vice President Mike Pence.
In his own statement, Gov. Hogan said. “I think there’s no question that America would be better off if the president would resign or be removed from office and if Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, would conduct a peaceful transition of power over the next 13 days until President Joe Biden is sworn in.”
Baker ominously seconds, “people should pursue whatever they believe will make it possible — through the most expeditious way possible — for the president to step down and for the vice president to assume the powers of the office for the next 14 days so that an orderly transition can take place.”
The governors’ calls join several others like Govs. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) and Roy Cooper (D-N.C.), but the three Republicans are the only party governors to call out Trump publicly.