Mike Pence Will Not Invoke 25th Amendment
to Remove Trump From Office.
Vice President Mike Pence has finally responded to
recent calls for him to invoke the 25th amendment and
remove Donald Trump from office.
In a letter addressed to House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, Pence said that he didn’t think doing
so would be in the country's "best interest.".
I do not believe such a course of action
is in the best interest of our Nation or
consistent with our Constitution … I will
not now yield to efforts in the House of
Representatives to play political games at a
time so serious in the life of our Nation. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.
Pence went on to justify his decision, referencing Pelosi’s
own statement from a “few months ago” when she said that a “president’s fitness” must be determined by “science and fact.” .
You said then that we must be '[v]ery
respectful of not making a judgement on
the basis of a comment or behavior that we
don’t like, but based on a medical decision.', Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.
Madam Speaker, you were right … the 25th
Amendment is not a means of punishment
or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in
such a manner would set a terrible precedent. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.
Pence then said that Trump’s
administration was directing its energy
to ensuring an “orderly transition.” .
He finished his letter by urging “every member of Congress”
to avoid actions that will cause further division. .
Work with us to lower the temperature
and unite our country as we prepare to
inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the
next President of the United States, Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'