US Vice President refuses to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump!
By MKV | Galatta | Jan 13, 2021, 04:43 pm
Literally the whole world knows the ongoing saga in US politics. Despite Joe Biden winning the Presidential elections and being named the next President-elect, outgoing President Donald Trump has refused to accept his loss. Trump had for long been alleging electoral fraud and that the elections had been rigged against him. He had even announced of pursuing legal recourse to overturn the election results. However, when all that failed and Biden was announced as the next President, his inauguration was also set to happen on January 20th. Just weeks before this was to happen, thousands of Trump loyalists congregated at the US Capitol, causing quite a mob. They attacked the building and the results were catastrophic. 5 lives were lost, including that of a policeman. Trump, who took to social media to call these people patriots, was banned on all social media platforms.
Since the Capitol Hill incident, the House Specaker - Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats had pressed the US Vice President Mike Pence & the rest of the cabinet, to invoke the 25h Amendment of the American Constitution, to remove Donald Trump from office. However, Pence has refused to that course of action and has written a letter to the House Speaker. In the letter, Pence has written, "Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent. As you fully well know, the 25th Amendment was designed to address Presidential incapacity or disability." A copy of this letter was released by the White House.
Pence further stressed the need to work towards a peaceful transition of power and to avoid actions which would further cause divide in the country. There are reports that the House Democrats are planning to raise a resolution to impeach Trump. However, Donald Trump seems to be unfazed by any of these happenings and addressed a gathering in front of a section of the infamous Mexican Wall that he built along the border in Texas. Trump stated that the 25th Amendment was of zero risk to him and that it would only came back and haunt Joe Biden and his administration. Trump added, "As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for... Respect for law enforcement... is the foundation of the MAGA agenda. And we're a nation of law and... of order." Stay tuned for updates...