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Some Members of Virginia Delegation Weigh In on Potential Trump Removal

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Congress is considering several efforts to remove the president from office.

Democrats in Virginia's congressional delegation are united in their support for figuring out a way to remove President Trump from office as soon as possible.  

Richmond-area Congressman Donald McEachin says even if the trial happens after his presidency is over, impeaching Trump is important to prevent him from ever holding office again.


"Nixon paid no real price for Watergate," McEachin said. "And can we allow another chief executive not to pay a price for his illegal and in this case seditious actions?" 


When asked if Trump should be removed from office, First District Republican Congressman Rob Wittman responded this way:


"That's not a congressional role," Wittman said.


"Right. But would you support the 25th Amendment being invoked," asked reporter Michael Pope.


Listen, that's not up to me as to whether I support it or not. It's up to the vice president and the Cabinet members. So Congress does not have a role," Wittman responded.


"I know you don't have a vote in it. But you could have support in it one way or another. Do you support it," Pope asked. 


"Congress does not have a role there. It's not a place for members of Congress. I think it's a dangerous place for members of Congress to get involved and say I think these things should be invoked. That's up to the vice president and the Cabinet,"' resonded Wittman. 


Virginia Democrats in Congress say they want to pursue both the 25th Amendment and impeachment simultaneously.


This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.   

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria.