(News 24h) – The US Vice President opposes activating the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, despite pressure from US lawmakers.
On January 7, a close adviser to US Vice President Mike Pence told the New York Times that the US Vice President opposed activating the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, despite pressure from MPs. owner and republic.
|US Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting to count votes in Congress on 7/1.|
Mr. Pence has not spoken publicly after calling for him to activate the 25th Amendment from US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Article 4 Amendment 25 of the US Constitution provides that a vice president with the support of a majority of senior officials in the cabinet can submit documents to the Senate and the House of Representatives declaring that the president cannot exercise power and my mission. At that time, the vice president will immediately become acting president.
This means that Vice President Pence is the only person who can apply to Congress to examine President Trump’s capabilities.
But according to Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, Mr. Pence has given up on efforts that Democrats are pursuing. Both Mr. Schumer and Mrs. Pelosi attempted to contact Pence by phone on the morning of January 7 to discuss the removal of President Trump. They waited for 25 minutes and were then informed that Vice President Pence was absent.
Prior to that, many Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, and a Republican congressman called on Pence to trigger Amendment 25 to remove Trump after the crowd support the President flooded parliament, leading to riots. Ms. Pelosi warned that if Pence refused the House of Representatives would take steps to impeach Mr. Trump a second time.
President Trump admitted on January 7 for the first time that Biden would be the new US president, pledging a smooth transfer of power, and condemning the Capitol Palace riot.
“I want to start with talking about the horrifying attack on the Capitol. Like all Americans, I resent that violence, lawlessness and chaos, “Trump said.
“The new administration will take office on January 20. My focus now is on ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This is a moment calling for healing. and reconciliation, “he continued.
Mr Trump said the American people have just had a tense election and now is the time to “cool down and calm down”. He explained that his election team vigorously pursued challenges with election results, because “my only goal in doing so is to ensure the integrity of the votes”.
|US President Donald Trump accepted Mr. Biden’s victory, calling for reconciliation.|
The President of the United States claimed to have fought to protect the democracy of this country. He suggested reforming the electoral law to ensure that all voters’ votes count, “and so that the people still believe in future elections”.
President Trump said serving as President was an honor in his life and told his supporters that, while he knew they were disappointed, “the journey was only just beginning”.
“America must continue operating” – President Trump’s statement stated.
According to a Twitter representative, US President Donald Trump had to delete his posts, identified as a violation of election integrity policy, to be removed by Twitter on Jan. 6.