PENCE DECISION: Doesn’t Support Invoking 25th Amendment, Sends Letter To Pelosi

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Vice President Mike Pence declined to support efforts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump in a letter he penned to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“But now with just eight days left in the President’s term, you and Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution,” Pence wrote.
He also noted that he did not “yield to political pressure to exert pressure beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”

Pence also wrote that invoking the 25th Amendment “in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.”

He urged Pelosi and all members of Congress to “lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden.”

Pence went on to pledge to work in good faith “to ensure an orderly transition of power.”

(AP)


8 COMMENTS

  1. Pence is an absolute role model for the world. What a ba’al middos… I’m sure even silly @Gadolhadorah doesn’t have anything bad to say about him…

  2. @Gadolhadorah: I apologize; that was rude. I know, it’s ironic that I said that while discussing the middos of our next President, Mike Pence. Please excuse me.

  3. 1. Making a fool of yourself is not a disability in the context of the 25th amendment
    2. Pence has a strong economic interest in Trump leaving office, even if only for a few hours before Biden takes over, since it would qualify Pence for a much high pension (and Pence would definitely use the money as he isn’t personally wealthy).