Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol from supporters of President Donald Trump which delayed the certification of the Electoral College results for Joe Biden’s upcoming Presidency, many, including new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are calling for the President’s removal from his office in the final weeks of his presidency.

“25th Amendment Now” has been trending on social media platforms since the attacks began on Wednesday, and after the President’s remarks asked people to go home, but also indicated that they were loved and continued to assert his baseless claims that the election was rigged and stolen from him. Now, following Congress officially certifying the count and confirming that Joe Biden would be President and inaugurated on Jan. 20, the call has expanded to include members of Congress, including Schumer, who will take over as Senate Majority Leader following Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s victories in the Georgia Senate Runoff elections.

In a statement on Twitter Thursday, Schumer, like others, urged for Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which allows for the President to be removed from office due to illness or if he is unable to properly carry out his role, and for the Vice-President to take over.

“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by President Trump,” he wrote. “This president must not hold office one day longer.”

“The quickest and most effective way—it can be done today—to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress must reconvene to impeach President Trump.”

His statement is only the latest to make these calls, after other members of Congress, including Republican Rep Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, who released a full statement also stating he was calling for the 25th to be invoked.

“Sadly yesterday, it became evident that not only has the president abdicated his duty to protect the American people and the People’s house, he invoked and inflamed passions that only gave fuel to the insurrection that we saw here. When pressed to move and denounce the violence, he barely did so, while of course victimizing himself and seeming to give a wink and a nod to those doing it,” he said. “...It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and to end this nightmare.”

Rep Ilhan Omar and several other members of Congress have also called for Articles of Impeachment and drawn them up as well.

So far, no moves have officially been made to remove Trump from office using the 25th Amendment. 

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer stands with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a session to certify Joe Biden's election victory Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer stands with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a session to certify Joe Biden's election victory Photo: POOL / KEVIN DIETSCH