Pence told Pelosi that he is refusing to turn to the 25th Amendment against Trump
Washington, USA /
United States Vice President Mike Pence. Neglected Summons the 25th Amendment to impeach Donald Trump, Eight days after the Republican left office, Which opens the way for this week’s launch of A second impeachment procedure for the outgoing president.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, The US Vice President confirmed that the twenty-fifth amendment was invoked It will not be the best for the nation and it will not be in accordance with that country’s constitution.
“I do not believe that this course of action is in the interest of our nation or in line with our constitution,” Pence wrote in the letter.
Pence noted that last week he did not give in to Donald Trump’s pressure to refuse to acknowledge Biden’s victory and would do the same now to avoid “political games”.
“Last week, I did not surrender to pressure to exercise outside my constitutional authority to determine the election’s outcome Now, I will not surrender to the efforts of the House of Representatives to play political games “At such a dangerous time in the life of our nation,” Pence said.
Thus, the Vice President implicitly referred to Trump’s pressure to assume powers inconsistent with him under the constitution and to intervene in the House of Representatives session that called for approval of Joe Biden’s victory in last November’s election.
Pence warned that this amendment, which was created after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and in the middle of the Cold War, would be used to protect the government in cases such as the president’s sudden illness, “It would be a terrible precedent.”
The second man in the White House added, “I urge you and all members of Congress to avoid measures that will further divide and inflame current sentiments.”
He concluded by saying, “I promise you that I will continue to do my part to work in good faith with the next administration to ensure an orderly transfer of power.”
Pence’s negative response ensures that Democrats will present to the House of Representatives on Wednesday accusations of Trump of “inciting disobedience” in the January 6 takeover of the Capitol by his supporters. In the second historical measure isolation Against the President of the Republic.
Together with her, toThe House of Representatives has begun a session to demand that Mike Pence implement the 25th Amendment to the Constitution To impeach President Donald Trump, which, if not approved, A legislative process will begin next Wednesday to open a political trial.
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment of the United States talks about the succession of that country’s president And the This can be applied in different circumstancesIf the President of the United States dies, resigns, is removed from office, or is unable to perform his duties for any reason.
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