A day after Capitol Hill was wrought with chaos when a mob of Trump supporters, incited by the president, rushed the US Capitol building and forced Congress into lockdown, Boston's Mayor Martin Walsh joined a long list of elected officials calling for Trump’s removal from office.
“I believe the president should be removed from office given his actions yesterday. I encourage the Vice-President and Cabinet to act immediately to invoke the 25th amendment,” Walsh said during a press conference on Thursday morning.“Yesterday certainly was a dark day for our democracy, we watched in horror as mobs left a trail of destruction,” Walsh told reporters inside Faneuil Hall, adding that the “insurrection” was “sickening but not unexpected.”
On Wednesday night, as the crisis was still unfolding, Walsh and the entire Boston City Council issued a joint statement condemning the Capitol Hill insurrection, which resulted in four deaths and multiple injuries.
The state's full Congressional delegation— including Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Stephen Lynch, who both represent parts of Dorchester— has also called for Trump's removal via the 25th Amendment or impeachment.