The U.S Vice President, Mike Pence, has stated that he will not invoke the 25th Amendment needed to impeach Trump. This comes as several House Republicans also joined the call to impeach Trump.
Mike Pence disclosed this in a letter to House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, as reported by Bloomberg. The Vice President urged that it was time for USA to heal from the Capitol attacks last week.
“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution,” Pence said.
He added that members of the Congress should “avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment.”
Meanwhile, House Republicans, led by Liz Cheney, say they will vote to impeach Trump in the House vote.
Cheney said, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” She added that Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.”
The other Republican members who say they will vote include RJohn Katko, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton.
Democrats said they would move on with the non-binding 25th Amendment resolution, and set up a vote on Wednesday to impeach Trump.
What you should know
Nairametrics reported earlier that U.S House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, had said that the House would move to impeach President Trump, adding that they would only be stopped if Vice President Mike Pence initiated the 25th amendment to remove Trump from his role as President.