Home / World / US House of Representatives Passes 25th Amendment Bill to Remove Trump
US House of Representatives passes 25th Amendment bill to remove Donald Trump

US House of Representatives Passes 25th Amendment Bill to Remove Trump

WASHINGTON – A resolution urging the US Vice President, Mike Pence, to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President, Donald Trump, from office has been passed in the House of Representatives.
The vote is largely symbolic, as Pence has resisted pressure to impeach Trump.
On Tuesday, Pence sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter indicating that he did not support the invocation of the amendment.
“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or in accordance with our constitution,” he told Pelosi.
The letter was sent to Pelosi as the House of Representatives met on Tuesday evening to discuss the bill.
The resolution presented Pence’s reasoning for invoking the 25th Amendment, a constitutional action that would begin the process of impeaching the president.
The resolution said the “House of Representatives calls on Vice President Michael R Pence to immediately use his powers under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to summon and mobilize key leaders of the executive departments of the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to him.
The resolution would force Pence to respond to leaders in Congress about his decision to put the 25th Amendment into effect.
“All Americans were shocked and saddened by the attack on our nation’s Capitol last week, and I am grateful for the leadership you and other congressional leaders provided in convening Congress to do business of the people on the same day,” he wrote to Pelosi on Tuesday evening.
“It was a moment that demonstrated to the American people the unity that is still possible in Congress when it is needed most.”
In his letter, Pence wrote that efforts would be better spent on effecting a transfer of power to the new administration under President-elect Joe Biden.
“Last week, I did not give in to pressure to exercise power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the elections, and I will not now give in to the House of Representatives’ efforts to play political games at such a serious moment in life of our nation,” he said.
Trump responded to the resolution’s development earlier Tuesday during a trip to the US-Mexico wall in Texas with an apparent threat.
“The 25th Amendment poses no risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for,” he said.
It was made after Trump spoke at a rally last Wednesday where he repeated unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud as members of Congress gathered to certify the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“We’re going to have to fight a lot harder,” Trump said at the rally, just before hundreds of his supporters marched to Capitol Hill and rioted. Five people died, including a policeman.
The House also publishes an impeachment article on Wednesday.
Pelosi supported the double actions aimed at putting as much pressure as possible to hold Trump accountable for the violence on Capitol Hill.
The impeachment article accused Trump of “inciting insurgency.”
If passed, Trump would become the first president to be impeached twice.
His statements at Wednesday’s rally are seen as incitement and encouragement to the violence that has taken place on Capitol Hill.
Speaking outside the White House, Trump told the rally: “We are going to come down to Capitol Hill and we are going to cheer on our brave Senators and Congressmen and Women, and we are probably not going to applaud some of them, because you will never take back our country with weakness. You have to be strong and you have to be strong.”
It was made after Trump spoke at a rally last Wednesday where he repeated unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud as members of Congress gathered to certify the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“We’re going to have to fight a lot harder,” Trump said at the rally, just before hundreds of his supporters marched to Capitol Hill and rioted. Five people died, including a policeman.

Check Also

Greece, Turkey Launch Mediterranean Crisis Talks After 5 Years

Greece, Turkey Launch Mediterranean Crisis Talks After 5 Years

ATHENS, Greece – Greece and Turkey on Monday started exploratory talks in Istanbul – after …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *