The top two Democrats in Congress, Senator Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for US outgoing President Donald Trump’s immediate removal on Thursday.

Iran Press/America: Schumer and Pelosi warned that if Trump's cabinet did not invoke the 25th Amendment, lawmakers would pursue his impeachment in the waning days of his turbulent presidency.

"By inciting sedition as he did yesterday, he must be removed for office," Pelosi (D-Calif.) said of Trump in a news conference. "While there are only 13 days left, any day could be a horror show for America."

Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, speaking at a news conference in Manhattan, said he and Pelosi called Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday morning to urge him to convene the cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment.

Schumer said they were kept on hold for 25 minutes and were then told Pence could not take their call. Pence’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

Trump "may only have 13 days left as president, but [Wednesday] demonstrated that each and every one of those days is a threat to democracy so long as he is in power," Schumer said, adding that if Pence "and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the President, plain and simple."

Congressional Democrats quickly endorsed the calls for removal and impeachment, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Kathleen Rice (D- Garden City), Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), and Greg Meeks (D- St. Albans).