PORTLAND, Ore. -- Senator Ron Wyden is in support of congress acting on the 25th Amendment following riots at the capitol this Wednesday.
Wyden called the events that unfolded a domestic terrorist attack. He says the president ought to be held to account. He also calls him "a clear and present danger." Wyden says he views what happened as "the culmination of the president spending 4 years fanning the flames of fanaticism.”
Wyden said, “The 25th amendment was passed in 1965 … and what was particularly noteworthy is one of the amendments authors, who was a Republican from Virginia spelled out that it applied if a president was, and I quote here, ‘unable or unwilling to make a rational decision’."
Wyden says this was a classic definition of domestic terrorism as people tried to use intimidation to advance a political goal. He added that every day the current president is in office, it is a threat to the values that are sacred to this county and to the values of Oregon.