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US elections 2020

US business group urges officials to consider quick removal of Trump

Cabinet should invoke 25th Amendment, says head of manufacturers association

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Jan. 6.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The head of a major U.S. business group that represents 14,000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor Corp urged senior U.S. officials to consider removing President Donald Trump from office after supporters of the outgoing president stormed the U.S. Capitol.

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said Trump "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.... Vice President (Mike) Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy."

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