DENVER (CBS4)– Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat representing Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, joined other Judiciary Members of Congress in writing a letter to Vice President Mike Pence. The letter asks Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

US President Donald Trump (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

This comes just hours after violent protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol, forcing everyone inside the House of Representatives and Senate to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon. One woman was shot and killed during the demonstration.

Congress was at the Capitol Building to take up the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Joe Neguse

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Neguse signed his name to the letter along with 16 other Judiciary Members of Congress. They brought up events surrounding Wednesday’s protests in the letter, “At one point, the insurrectionists even removed an American flag flying at the Capitol and replaced it with a Trump flag.”

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

They closed the letter with, “For the sake of our democracy, we emphatically urge you to invoke the 25th Amendment and begin the process of removing President Trump from power. President Trump has shown time and again that he is unwilling to protect our democracy and carry out the duties of the office.”

CBS’ “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan reports some senior members of the Trump administration have also discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment, which could be used to remove a president from office and make the vice president the commander in chief.

LINK: Judiciary Members Of Congress 25th Amendment Letter

Jennifer McRae