NYT: Pence Against 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

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Vice President Mike Pence opposes calls for the 25th Amendment to be applied to remove President Donald Trump from office before his term expires, the New York Times reported, citing an anonymous source close to the vice president.

It is unclear when Pence will notify Congress of his position, the newspaper said.

According to the New York Times, some cabinet members support Pence’s decision, believing that such a step will only increase the chaos in Washington.

In the wake of the Capitol riots, Democrats and some Republicans in Congress have called on administration officials to apply the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office less than two weeks before the end of his presidential term.

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution establishes procedures for replacing the president in the event of death, removal, resignation or incapacity.

To remove the president, Pence and most cabinet members must declare him incapacitated.

A number of prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have called for impeachment proceedings if Pence and the cabinet do nothing.

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