Amy Klobuchar: Siege of Capitol a "tipping point" for those who have stood by Trump
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Klobuchar weighed in on the CBS News ​report of discussion among president's own cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, though nothing has been presented to Vice President Mike Pence.
The world witnessed the siege of the Capitol on Wednesday as hundreds of President Trump's supporters stormed inside and interrupted as lawmakers counted electoral votes. One of those lawmakers was Senator Amy Klobuchar. She had just finished an argument when things took a chaotic turn. The Minnesota Democrat joined "CBS This Morning" to give her firsthand account of the events that transpired.

The former 2020 presidential candidate has long been critical of the president and was one of the leading senators who supported impeaching Mr. Trump.

Klobuchar weighed in on the CBS News report that members of the president's own cabinet are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office, although nothing official has been presented to Vice President Mike Pence.

"I'm just being realistic about what's going to happen here. But they better be ready to do that if this continues, because you cannot have a president basically leading an insurrection against our own country's government," she told "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Anthony Mason and Gayle King.

Klobuchar called out Republicans who backed the president's accusations of voter fraud but said that this incident is the tipping point for some of the president's staunchest supporters.

Read a portion of their conversation below:

Anthony Mason: We're joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She's the top Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee. Senator, good morning. You must have gone through a terrifying day yesterday. I can only imagine what it was like. Can you describe what you saw as events unfolded on the floor?

Senator Amy Klobuchar: You know, when I hear that, I was not thinking of how it was terrifying for myself, not once. I think it's terrifying for our country and for our democracy, that we have a president who doesn't have much longer in office, but a president who literally incited this — who had been inciting it for months. And, he…
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