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Construction, other trade groups decry mob violence at US Capitol

January 8, 2021


Sandherr’s comments came on an extraordinary day in Washington, when Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos both resigned in protest in the wake of Trump’s supporters invading the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to pursue Trump’s impeachment if Vice President Mike Pence and the president’s Cabinet don’t invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

It was also a day after Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, a powerful business trade group, called for an end to Trump’s presidency, saying “any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy.”

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