January 8 According to a report by the U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) on the 7th
After the serious riots in the U.S. Congress, cabinet members have discussed the possibility of recalling Trump by the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, including U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin.
The report quoted three people familiar with the matter as saying that Pompeo and Mnuchin held informal talks with subordinates of their respective departments to discuss the procedure for removing the president in this way.
It is said that a senior U.S. government official revealed that Pompeo may collect relevant information to convene a cabinet discussion.
It is said that there are also voices against Trump’s recall in these discussions, including because the recall process may last for more than a week, and it is not clear whether the vote of uncertified cabinet members is valid.
At present, Mnuchin, who is visiting abroad, refused to respond, and a State Department official said that no such discussion had been held.
According to previous reports by the U.S. media, U.S. Secretary of Transport Zhao Xiaolan has resigned, becoming the first cabinet member to resign after the congressional riots.
She said that she was so troubled by the conflict in Congress that it was difficult to stand idly by, which was a painful and completely avoidable event.
In addition, Education Secretary DeVos also submitted his resignation to Trump on the evening of the 7th.