Pence has stressed that just as he did not give in to “political pressure” to go beyond his “constitutional authority” during the ratification of the electoral results, now he will not give in to the “political games” of the House of Representatives “at such a time serious “for the United States
The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, has assured this Tuesday that he will not invoke the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to remove the president, Donald Trump, from the White House, and has criticized the “political games” of the Democrats to pressure him to do so.
The refusal came hours before the House of Representatives approved by 223 votes in favor and 205 against a resolution presented by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, which finally represents only a symbolic reprimand against President Trump.
In a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Pence explained that “eight days” after Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, this measure is not the best for the country and has questioned even if it is compatible with the Constitution.
Pence has stressed that just as he did not give in to “political pressure” to go beyond his “constitutional authority” during the ratification of the electoral results, now he will not give in to the “political games” of the House of Representatives “at such a time serious »for the United States.
The vice president has assured that if he agrees to this request “it would set a terrible precedent” and has asked Pelosi and the rest of Congress to “lower the temperature” and unite the United States in the face of the inauguration of the elected president, Joe Biden , January 20.
Since the House cannot force Pence to remove Trump, an impeachment trial against the still president of the United States is now expected to be held on Wednesday, the second he would face in less than two years, after being accused of having “Incited to insurrection” in the seizure of the Capitol by hundreds of his followers.
Some Democrats have criticized this party’s strategy, according to CNN, as they considered the possibility of Pence acceding to it very difficult, so another day would have been wasted to advance the impeachment trial against Trump, at a time when defending his departure before Biden’s inauguration.
During this last session, Pelosi has again insisted that Trump “requested this seditious attack” on the Capitol and has encouraged Republican representatives to “open their eyes and hold this president responsible.”
However, only one Republican voted for Pence to use the 25th Amendment, although more of Trump’s party colleagues are “impeachment” supporters.
So far, there are five Republican representatives who have already announced their support to prosecute Trump, among them the ‘number 3’ of the formation in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney, who has accused him of “lighting the flame of the attack” against the Capitol.