World news – The US Manufacturing Group urges VP Pence to seriously consider the 25th amendment to remove Trump

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After a chaotic and terrifying scene today in Washington, DC – with a violent Trump mob storming the US Capitol – a major trade group urges VP Mike Pence to « seriously consider working with. » the cabinet thinking « to take the 25th amendment and remove the president.

Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and ally of Trump, gave one of the following after today’s attack on democracy strongest statements in the business world.

« Violent armed protesters who support outgoing President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that he won an election that he largely lost stormed the US Capitol today and attacked police officers and first responders because Trump refused to accept defeat in a free and fair election.  » Said Timmons said. “Throughout this disgusting episode, Trump has been cheered on by members of his own party, adding to the suspicion that has kindled violent anger. This is not a law or order. This is chaos. It’s mob rule. It is dangerous. This is turmoil and should be treated as such. The outgoing president has instigated violence to keep power, and any elected leader who defends him violates his constitutional oath and rejects democracy in favor of anarchy. Anyone who indulges in conspiracy theories to raise campaign funds is complicit. Vice President Pence, who has been evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with Cabinet to enforce the 25th Amendment to Conserve Democracy.

The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and represents small and large manufacturers in all 50 states. The industry employs more than 12.1 million men and women and contributes $ 2.35 trillion to the US economy annually, the group said.

“This is not the vision of America that manufacturers believe in And they work so hard to defend. Across America today, millions of manufacturing workers are helping our nation fight the deadly pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands, « Timmons said in the statement. “We’re trying to rebuild an economy and save and rebuild lives. But none of this will matter if our leaders refuse to fend off this attack on America and our democracy – for the system of government that underpins the way we live will collapse. “

Other trading groups also condemned the violence. « American Apparel’s & Footwear Association is sad and concerned about the violent attack on our democracy and our democratic values, » said a statement released tonight. « Today’s scenes may have started as a peaceful protest, but quickly escalated into a direct attack on our nation’s beliefs and way of life when an armed mob stormed the Capitol. That was unacceptable; it was a crime against the United States and its people . « 

The AAFA said it was » long gone « for the country to unite and support a peaceful transfer of power. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Jan. 20. » We have.  » There is still much work to do to heal our nation and our economy, and our democratic institutions must be fully defended so that they can be fully deployed to support this work, ”said the AAFA.

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