V.P. Pence will not invoke 25th Amendment to remove President Trump

V.P. Pence will not invoke 25th Amendment to remove President Trump

[Ed. – I never thought he would.  I also think we’re hearing a lot of unconfirmed rumor — and probably a lot of made-up nonsense — about Pence, Trump, and all the internal doings of the administration.]

Vice President Mike Pence made clear Tuesday night that he has no plans to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, in a new letter released just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure urging him to do so.

The resolution, brought forward by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, calls on Pence “to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties of his office.”

Pence’s office released a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shutting down the idea.

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“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. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution,” Pence wrote.

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