January 8th – On the 6th local time, there was a serious riot in the U.S. Congress. Some officials of the U.S. State Department later claimed that Trump was “no longer suitable for continued president”.
U.S. media quoted sources as saying that the official has now been dismissed from the White House.
On the 7th, the U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) said that Gabriel Noronia, a State Department official for Iran, tweeted on the day of the riot, saying that Trump’s failure to cooperate with a peaceful regime transition threatened American democracy.
“Trump is completely unfit to remain president and needs to leave”.
U.S. media said that the White House and the State Department did not respond to inquiries about the official’s dismissal. At present, Trump, Pompeo and several cabinet members have condemned the violence in Congress.
However, the U.S. political news website Politico pointed out that White House Press Secretary McKennaney tried to distance the U.S. government from the congressional riots in his statement on the 4th, saying that “the violent besieging of Congress rebukes everything the government represents”.
At the same time, many officials want to hold Trump accountable for the congressional riots. Acting Washington, D.C. Attorney said that it was not ruled out to sue Trump in the incident.
Democrats, including Pelosi, and some Republican lawmakers, called on Pence to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove Trump.