Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports

Source: The Hill | January 7, 2021 | Celine Castronuovo

Vice President Pence opposed calls to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office following Wednesday’s a mob of Trump supporters’ attacks on the Capitol, according to multiple reports.

Business Insider first reported that Pence would not back the move, citing advisers to the vice president. 

Following the violent riots at the Capitol building Wednesday, a number of Republican and Democratic lawmakers urged Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. The 1967 amendment to the Constitution ensures that the government remains in operation should a sitting president be deemed unfit to perform presidential duties. 

A majority of the Trump Cabinet and Pence would have to agree the president is unfit to serve for him to be removed. 

Calls for the 25th Amendment to be invoked came amid fears that Trump would incite more violence following the riots that damaged parts of the Capitol and left four people dead.


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