House will pass resolution demanding Pence invoke 25th Amendment - Business Insider

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Pence announced on Tuesday that he doesn't support invoking the 25th Amendment and accused Democrats of playing "political games."
The House of Representatives is poised to pass a resolution Tuesday demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office.

The vice president announced just before the vote that he won't be doing so because it will set a "terrible precedent" and further "inflame the passions of the moment."

The House will next move to impeach the president for "incitement of insurrection" and is expected to hold a vote on Wednesday.

Pence and Trump spoke by phone Monday evening — their first conversation since the insurrection — and "pledged to continue the work on behalf of the country for the remainder of their term," a senior official told CNN.

Trump is facing a mountain of political and potential legal trouble after he incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week that resulted in five deaths.

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The House of Representatives is poised to pass a resolution on Tuesday calling on Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.

But Pence announced before the House vote that he would reject the effort and accused the House of playing "political games." He argued that invoking the 25th Amendment would be divisive and set a "terrible precedent" that would further "inflame the passions of the moment."

The House will now move to impeach the president on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection."

Tuesday's resolution comes after Trump incited a deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6 while Congress was counting up the electoral votes in the 2020 election and preparing to finalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

In their resolution, lawmakers accused Trump of inciting the mob and undermining the Constitution, demonstrating "repeatedly, continuously, and spectularly his absolute inability to discharge the most basic and fundamental powers and duties of his office."

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