Gov. Larry Hogan is calling for President Donald Trump to resign or be removed from office. At a press conference Thursday, he said Vice President Mike Pence should lead until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
Hogan said Trump has abandoned the oath he swore when he took office.
“There’s no question that America would be better off if the president would resign or be removed from office and if Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, would conduct a peaceful transition of power over the next 13 days until President Biden is sworn in,” Hogan said.
Hogan recounted details surrounding his decision to send members of the Maryland State Police and National Guard to the Capitol during Wednesday’s attack by a mob of Trump supporters.
He said initially the Department of Defense did not authorize the state to send its National Guard into Washington, D.C.