Statement in Support of Washington State Democratic Delegation that have called for Pence to Enact the 25th Amendment 


For Immediate Release | January 7, 2020

SEATTLE — Following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, Tina Podlodowski, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, issued the following statement:

“Many members of our delegation are calling for Vice President Mike Pence to take action and to remove Trump from office by immediately enacting the 25th Amendment. This is the most effective way to make sure that President Trump is stripped of official powers and blocks him from causing any further harm as we are 13 days out from an official transition to the Biden-Harris Administration. 

What we saw yesterday was an attack on our democracy and an attack on the voting rights of the American people as extremists marched through our nation’s capitol to promote disenfranchisement of American voters and endanger members of Congress and nonpartisan Capitol staff. 

Thirteen days gives too much time that could continue to endanger workers in and around the U.S. Capitol, and as we’ve seen in Olympia, at our state Capitol buildings across the nation. 

We stand with every member of the Washington State delegation that have called for Vice President Pence to enact the 25th Amendment and encourage Democrats in Washington to contact their Congressional representatives and senators to show support for their bold and decisive leadership in defense of our democracy.”