Despite a clear majority of 7 million votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the popular vote (total votes cast across the country) and a slow, but eventual win in the electoral college system, President Donald Trump has refused to accept that he lost the Presidential elections last November.
At first it seemed that his refusal to concede the election and his court challenges were part of a plan to raise money from his supporters. For weeks he refused to allow Joe Biden to start his transition team and prepare to take over the Presidency on the 20th of January as the US Constitution prescribes.
Over 60 court challenges have been brought by Trump's legal team but all have failed. There have also been two approaches to the Supreme Court which have also be refused. Officials involved in the election have said that it was free and fair and senior Republicans like Mitch McConnell have also confirmed that the election was fair.
However President Trump continues to tell his supporters that the election was stolen from him and that he will never concede. Things came to a head on Wednesday when Trump held a rally outside the White House and called on his supporters to walk to the Congress and take back their country. The result was the Constitutional duty of the US lawmakers had to be stopped, the building was ransacked and four people died.
Calls started later that evening for Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution. This allows for the sitting President to be removed from office legally if the Vice President and Cabinet are convinced that he is no longer capable of performing the duties of his office and upholding his oath of office to uphold the Constitution.
Now the calls for the 25th Amendment to be invoked have gone as high as Nancy Pelosi. As Speaker of the House of Representatives she is currently the most senior ranking Democrat.