Pence tells Nancy Pelosi he won’t invoke 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump telling her it should not be a ‘punishment’ – and stopping short of saying president is fit for office

Pence tells Nancy Pelosi he won’t invoke 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump telling her it should not be a ‘punishment’ – and stopping short of saying president is fit for office

Vice President Mike Pence sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter saying he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power as the House was taking its first votes on a resolution that urges Pence to do so.

‘I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with the Constitution,’ Pence said of the Democrat-led effort. ‘Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert 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’s letter came as the House was voting to begin debate on the 25th Amendment resolution, which can’t actually force the vice president’s hand.

The two first procedural votes on the resolution were straight party-line votes, with the House majority of Democrats successful.

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Source: Daily Mail