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CBS News 7 Jan 2021

Capitol riot raises security concerns as some lawmakers call for Trump's removal


A growing number of lawmakers, including some Republicans, are calling for President Trump to be removed from office after his supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol. CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend, who served as Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on how law enforcement will go about prosecuting the criminal activity.

NBC News' Sahil Kapur reports on the efforts from lawmakers to have President Trump removed from office either by the 25th Amendment or impeachment after a deadly pro-Trump riot takes place in the U.S. Capitol.
Standing in the shadow of the day chaos at the capitol turned violent, concerns are intensifying over the safety and security of our nation's capitol heading into the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden.
A number of Trump administration officials have resigned, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, as President Trump faces condemnation from former allies over the Capitol riots.
Over thirty hours after the attempted insurrection -- and three months after the election - US President Donald Trump has now acknowledged Joe Biden's win. He has also changed his tone, from previously telling the rioters he loved them to now calling the storming a "heinous attack." A police officer has died of his injuries following clashes with the pro-Trump mob.
Two days late there are fresh fortifications around the US Capitol building, after an angry mob invaded the altar of American democracy.
Those who attacked journalists and police are now being attacked by their leader, Donald Trump, who himself is under intense fire.
America's next President, Joe Biden lays the ugly insurrection squarely at Trump's feet.
Amid the aftermath, even former allies, such as Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, have called for Trump to be removed immediately.
But vice-president Mike Pence, who has the power to begin that process, has said he will not do so.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is threatening to impeach Trump for a second time.
Members of Trump's administration have since resigned. including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and, most recently, Education Secretary Betsy Devos.

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