The U.S. House of Representatives voted late on Tuesday to vote on Vice President Mike Pence to call for the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
The vote (223-205) is seen as symbolic because Pence has already said he will not take any action.The House is expected to vote to impeach the president on Wednesday.
Pence used Pelosi’s words to justify not calling the 25th Amendment.
The legislation was funded by Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat and former constitutional law professor who said the amendment was intended to be a “The final mechanism for removing a president that does not perform the most basic duties in his office and is truly dangerous. The republic with his behavior “
TRUMP PENCE met for the first time since CAPITOL RIOT.
Pence wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, giving Democrats hope that he would demand correction.
The 25th Amendment made the Vice President and most Cabinet deem the President ineligible for office. The power is then transferred to Pence.
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Pence said the 25th claim was not “in the best interests of our nation or in accordance with the constitution”;.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.