That is what Pence writes in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the president of the US House of Representatives. “I do not believe that such a method is in the interests of our country or in accordance with the constitution,” Pence reports.
Trump previously said he is not concerned about whether or not to apply the 25th Amendment.
Directly opposite each other
The cabinet can impeach a president under the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution if the president is deemed unfit to continue serving. Last week, it looked like things could come to that, when Pence and Trump came up against each other.
However, it was announced yesterday that Pence and Trump had had a “good talk” in the White House and that the two are “determined to continue their work for the country until the end of their term.”
That already indicated that Pence does not want to apply the 25th Amendment, as the Democrats have proposed in response to the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.
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Yet the danger for Trump has not yet passed. An impeachment procedure is in store for him tomorrow. In the House of Representatives, an indictment will then be debated and possibly also a vote.
Several Republicans have already announced that Trump may be removed from office as far as they are concerned. If that happens, Trump may never run for president again.
Republican Senate faction leader Mitch McConnell, who previously stood up for Trump, now says he is pleased that the Democrats are starting impeachment proceedings. That writes The New York Times. McConnell could play an important role in that impeachment process.
According to Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority group leader in the Senate, McConnell’s approval is needed to call the Senate to vote to impeach President Trump.
American army top
In the meantime, the entire top of the US military has issued a statement about the storming of the Capitol. “The violent riots in Washington were a direct attack on the United States Congress, the Capitol and the constitutional process,” write the seven generals and an admiral who make up the US military top.
In the statement, they write that the military will remain committed to defending the constitution. “Freedom of expression and association gives no one the right to assault, sedition and insurrection.” It is exceptional that the American army top speaks out on political matters.
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