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US elections 2020

Trump faces growing calls for removal, including by Republicans

Democratic leaders Schumer and Pelosi demand 25th Amendment

President Donald Trump gestures during a rally Jan. 6 in Washington held to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by Congress.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- Calls to remove President Donald Trump from office before his term ends Jan. 20 grew louder by the hour Thursday, including from his own administration and the Republican Party, a day after rioters supporting the leader stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called the Constitution's 25th Amendment "the quickest and most effective way" to remove Trump.

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