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Politics Mike Pence Gives House Republicans Cover to Vote Against 25th Amendment, Impeachment

12:57  13 january  2021
12:57  13 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney: 'I will vote to impeach the President'. Katko represents a district that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. He voted against impeachment in 2019 The House will soon vote on a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25 th amendment and

The House will soon vote on a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25 th amendment and remove Donald Trump from office. McConnell has also said he is glad the House is moving forward with impeachment because he thinks it will make it easier to push Trump out of the Republican party.

Several Republican members of the House cited Vice President Mike Pence in explaining their decision to oppose invoking the 25th Amendment and impeaching President Donald Trump.

Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Mike Pence reads the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress, after working through the night, at the Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Several House Republicans have cited Pence as a reason for opposing the 25th Amendment and impeachment. © J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence reads the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress, after working through the night, at the Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Several House Republicans have cited Pence as a reason for opposing the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

The Democrat-led House voted on Tuesday to urge Pence to use the amendment and strip Trump of his power, but the vice president refused to do so in a letter, suggesting the House resolution was an attempt to exert inappropriate pressure on him.

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  Will Trump be impeached and removed from office, or face the 25th Amendment? Democrats say they want action. Key Republicans are hoping to just wait things out.Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Thursday for officials to “immediately invoke” the 25th Amendment, deeming Trump “unable” to serve and stripping him of his powers. If that doesn’t happen, he said, “Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.

US Vice President Mike Pence said in a letter to Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday that he would not invoke the 25 th 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 said in his letter.

House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump The House will vote Tuesday evening on the resolution urging Pence to invoke the 25 th Earlier on Monday, Democrats attempted to take up the 25 th Amendment resolution by unanimous consent, but it was blocked by Republicans .

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

"Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority 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 serious in the life of our Nation."

Some House Republicans seized on Pence's remarks as they defended their decision to oppose the 25th Amendment resolution and the Democrats' effort to impeach Trump a second time.

"I voted against this partisan resolution that Democrats insisted we vote on even after the Vice President told us he would not invoke the 25th amendment. It's just more political games," tweeted Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina's 9th district.

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Vice President Mike Pence tells House Speaker Nancy Pelosi he will not invoke the 25 th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. While Pence did not specifically mention the impeachment push, he urged Congress "to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the

The House voted Tuesday night on a resolution urging Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25 th With Pence ’s agreement to invoke the 25 th Amendment ruled out, the Though a handful of House Republicans will join the impeachment vote — and leaders are allowing them to vote as

"The provisions of our constitution are not weapons in our arsenal but are safeguards of our institutions. This effort & any effort to intimidate our VP or anyone in power further divides our nation."

"I agree with @VP - we must work together to heal this nation," said Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York's 11th district.

"Invoking the 25th Amendment or Impeachment will only divide us further. We must move forward together & work to overcome this pandemic, reopen our economy & get Americans back to work."

Rep. French Hill of Arkansas' 2nd district tweeted: "I did not support @SpeakerPelosi's non-binding resolution pressuring the vice president to invoke the 25th Amendment because it is not the place of the Legislative Branch to give ultimatums to the Executive Branch in this manner.

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Mike Pence Says He Won’t Invoke 25 th Amendment Against Trump in Letter to Pelosi. AP Photo/Alex Brandon. Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday and stated he would not invoke the 25 th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump

Republicans just blocked a bill introduced by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer aimed at pushing President Trump out of office through the 25 th Amendment . The House plans to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump and will vote tomorrow evening on a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence

"The Constitution clearly states that the vice president initiates the process of determining whether the president is unable to fulfill their duties, and I have a sworn obligation to uphold the constitution."

Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado's 5th district simply urged his Twitter followers to "read the letter," adding an image of the full document.

"Congress does not have a role in invoking the 25th Amendment–a responsibility that the Constitution gives solely to the Vice President. As such, I will object to this resolution," said Rep. Chris Jacobs of New York's 27th district, also including an image of Pence's letter.

Many other House Republicans cited Pence's letter as a reason for opposing the resolution on the 25th Amendment, while some suggested that if Pence believed the president was fit to serve, there was no need for impeachment.

"The 25th Amendment designates to the Cabinet the power to remove a sitting president: The President is fit to serve out his remaining eight days in office," wrote Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio's 8th district.

Impeachment Fast Facts

  Impeachment Fast Facts Read Fast Facts on CNN to learn more about impeachments of US and world leaders.Here's a look at the process of impeachment, a misconduct charge that leads to a trial to determine whether a public official is guilty of abuse of power or other offenses. A conviction leads to removal from office.

"I similarly reject House Democrats politically motivated bid to impeach President Trump a second time."

So far, five Republican members of the House have said they support impeachment, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney. Others have said they support some form of censure.

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Pelosi calls for Trump’s immediate ouster after deadly riots .
Her push gives weight to a Democratic effort to remove Trump, possibly through impeachment.Pelosi’s extraordinary statement, a day after Trump-inspired mobs ransacked the Capitol, lends significant weight to a mounting Democratic effort to oust Trump, either by impeaching him for the second time or pressuring Pence and Cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment process.

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