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US Diplomats Slam President Trump For Riot At Capitol, Call For His Removal From Office

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U. S. diplomats across the world have reportedly drafted two cables slamming President Donald Trump for Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol and calling for him to be removed from office.

Foreign and civil service officers from the U. S. State Department sent the cables using a channel known as a “dissent channel,” the Associated Press reported Sunday. Using the channel, diplomats have expressed growing concerns that Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol undermines the ability for the U.S. to promote and defend democratic ideals around the world.

In a highly unusual move, American diplomats drafted two cables condemning President Trump’s incitement of the U. S. Capitol siege and calling for him to be removed from office.

The diplomats say the riot undermines U.S. credibility abroad. 

One of the cables called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to support Vice President Mike Pence and other cabinet members in the Trump administration in seeking any lawful avenue to protect the country. The cable suggested usin… (Read more)