Pence rejects ousting Trump using 25th amendment

US national guardsmen at the Capitol in Washington as the House of Representative is due to vote on forcing Vice President Mike Pence to consider removing President Donald Trump using the 25th amendment. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

US Vice President Mike Pence  told House leaders he does not support invoking the 25th amendment process to remove Donald Trump, all but guaranteeing an imminent impeachment vote against the president.

“With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment,” Pence wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to the process that would declare Trump unable to fulfil his duties and install Pence as acting president for the remainder of the term.

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