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Senate Democratic Chairman Chuck Schumer requires Trump's instant impeachment

US Senate Minority Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gives House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a kiss as he and Senator Mitch McConnell attend a joint session to confirm the 2020 election results in the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington , USA, to arrive January 6, 2021.

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Senate Democrat Supreme Democrat Chuck Schumer called for President Donald Trump to be ousted Thursday, the day after a president-spurred mob overran the Capitol as lawmakers pegged President-elect Joe Biden's presidential profit.

"What happened in the US Capitol yesterday was an uprising against the United States that was instigated by the president. This president should not hold office for another day," the New York Democrat said in a statement.

"The quickest and most effective way – this can be done today – to remove this President from office is for the Vice-President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment," he continued. "If the Vice President and Cabinet refuse to stand, Congress should meet again to indict the President."

Biden becomes president on January 20 after Trump's months of plotting conspiracy theories that widespread electoral fraud cost him a second term. More lawmakers warned another two weeks ago that Trump's presidency could further undermine American democracy or lead to more deaths after four people died in the Capitol attack on Wednesday.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Schumer's testimony.

– CNBC's Dan Mangan contributed to this report

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