Wicker: Let ‘orderly transfer of power’ proceed

Wicker: Let ‘orderly transfer of power’ proceed
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MIss.) said he would not be in favor removing President Donald J. Trump before the end of his term. (Source: Office of Roger Wicker)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) - United States Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Monday said he was not in favor of removing President Donald J. Trump from office before the end of his term.

Wicker said he was in opposition to any such efforts, including impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment.

“In accordance with our Constitution, the orderly transfer of power will occur at noon on Jan. 20,” Wicker said in a statement. “The best way for our country to heal and move past the events of last week would be for this process to continue.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would clear the way for the president’s removal. If not, Pelosi has indicated that the House will vote Wednesday to impeach Trump on one count of “incitement of insurrection.”

Trump has been accused of falsely accusing President-elect Joe Biden of stealing the recent presidential election, leading to a riot last week at the United States Capitol building that left five people dead, including a U.S, Capitol police officer.

oday released the following statement announcing his opposition to efforts to remove , including by impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment:

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