Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Trump should be immediately replaced by Vice President Mike Pence after violent protesters loyal to Trump stormed the US Congress [J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo]

Democratic leaders have called for Donald Trump to be removed from office after a group of his supporters violently stormed the Capitol.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directly accused President Donald Trump of inciting “armed insurrection” against the United States.

“This president has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation,” Speaker Pelosi told a news conference at the US Capitol on Thursday.

Earlier, Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer attempted to reach Vice President Mike Pence by telephone to urge him to replace Trump immediately through the 25th Amendment to

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