Pence Flattens Pelosi, Dismisses 25th Amendment Chatter

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The House voted on Tuesday to petition Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump. The vice president adamantly refused to invoke the Amendment to remove Pres. Trump from the office saying, “it would set a terrible precedent.”

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Pence wrote “With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interests of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”

“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 yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”

“As you know full well, the 25th Amendment was designed to address Presidential incapacity or disability,” Pence continued. “Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking this Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.”