Pence Refuses to Invoke the 25th Amendment
Vice President Mike Pence verbally expressed that he relucts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, verbalizing that it would set a “terrible precedent.” In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Pence verbalized that he does not believe that invoking the 25th Amendment is in the best interest of the nation or consistent with the “Constitution.”
[W]ith just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are injuctively authorizing that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment, he wrote. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.
Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional ascendancy to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so earnest in the life of our Nation.The 25th Amendment, adopted in 1967, states that if a sitting vice president and a cabinet majority concur that the president is not fit to perform his obligations, the president can be abstracted and the vice president can surmount the presidency.
As you ken full well, the 25th Amendment was designed to address Presidential incapacity or incapacitation, Pence wrote in his letter, later adding, Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not an expedient of penalization or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set an egregious precedent.Pence verbalized that the Trump Administration’s energy is now “directed to ascertaining an orderly transition.”
In the midst of an ecumenical pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans, and the tragic events of January 6th, now is the time for us to converge, now is the time to rejuvenate,
I urge you and every member of Congress to evade actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment, he added. Work with us to lower the temperature and cumulate our country as we prepare to inaugurate “President-elect” Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
He concluded, I pledge to you that I will perpetuate to do my component to work in good faith with the incoming administration to ascertain an orderly transition of potency. So avail me God.
A Trump administration official proximate to Pence who opted to remain incognito had previously told The Epoch Times that there is no possibility of Pence invoking the 25th. This story is developing, please check back for updates.
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Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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