US Vice President Mike Pence has notified in writing the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi that he is against the removal of President Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution for failure to act as head of state.
Pence has played ahead of the curve of the House of Representatives, which is still debating a resolution calling for him to remove Trump and take his place with the support of other members of the administration.
“Now that there are only eight days left from the presidential term, you and the Democratic faction demand that I and the cabinet use the 25th amendment. I do not believe that such actions are in the interests of our country or in accordance with our constitution, ”- says the letter from Pence, which was distributed by the White House.
As the vice president noted, the 25th amendment to the US constitution “is not a means of punishment and usurpation,” and the application of this amendment “would create a terrible precedent.”
Pence urged Congress to avoid actions that could further split society or lead to increased confrontation.
“Let’s work together to reduce the heat and unite our country in preparation for inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden“- said Pence, promising to facilitate the process of peaceful transfer of power.
On January 6, Trump, at a rally outside the White House, urged supporters to go to the Capitol to “help weak Republicans” challenge the election results. A crowd of protesters laid siege to the Capitol, broke into the building and interrupted the joint session of Congress, where they claimed the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections. Members of Congress were evacuated to a safe place, where they remained in cramped quarters for several hours. Five people were killed.
Congressional Democrats have decided to urge Pence to remove Trump from office and, if he refuses, to impeach the president in the House of Representatives on charges of inciting an uprising.
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