Mike Pence will not invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office
Mike Pence Will Not Invoke 25th Amendmentto Remove Trump From Office.Vice President Mike Pence has finally responded torecent calls for him to invoke the 25th amendment andremove Donald Trump from office.In a letter addressed to House SpeakerNancy Pelosi, Pence said that he didn’t think doingso would be in the country's "best interest.".I do not believe such a course of actionis in the best interest of our Nation orconsistent with our Constitution … I willnot now yield to efforts in the House ofRepresentatives to play political games at atime so serious in the life of our Nation. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.Pence went on to justify his decision, referencing Pelosi’sown statement from a “few months ago” when she said that a “president’s fitness” must be determined by “science and fact.” .You said then that we must be '[v]eryrespectful of not making a judgement onthe basis of a comment or behavior that wedon’t like, but based on a medical decision.', Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.Madam Speaker, you were right … the 25thAmendment is not a means of punishmentor usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment insuch a manner would set a terrible precedent. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'.Pence then said that Trump’sadministration was directing its energyto ensuring an “orderly transition.” .He finished his letter by urging “every member of Congress”to avoid actions that will cause further division. .Work with us to lower the temperatureand unite our country as we prepare toinaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as thenext President of the United States, Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'