'队’ member accuses VP of ‘cowardicefor not using 25th Amendment to remove Trump

'Squad' member accuses VP of 'cowardice' for not using 25th Amendment to remove Trump

代表. 艾安娜·普莱斯利(Ayanna Pressley), D-Mass., 说过 副总裁Mike Pence‘s decision not to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump is a show ofpure cowardice.

We must impeach and remove Trump from office immediately,” she said in a post on Twitter, reflecting widespread outrage over last week’s attack on the Capitol by a mob of the president’s supporters.

'队’ MEMBER PRESSLEY SAYS SHE LEFT CAPITOL RIOT SAFE ROOM BECAUSE OF ‘WHITE SUPREMACISTCONGRESSMEN

Pence said Tuesday night that he and the Cabinet wouldn’t remove Trump by invoking the amendment, which allows such an action when the president is deemed unfit. The procedure would typically apply to situations in which a president is medically incapacitated.

The vice president justified his decision by pointing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to her own previous statements that utilizing the amendment’s provisions should rely onscience and facts,” and bebased on a medical decision.

Pelosi made the comments in October when she introduced legislation to create the 25th Amendment Commission, which could have taken action when Trump was hospitalized with coronavirus.

Madam Speaker, you were right,” Pence wrote in a letter to Pelosi Tuesday night.

PENCE USES PELOSI’S OWN WORDS TO JUSTIFY NOT INVOKING THE 25TH AMENDMENT

“根据我们的宪法, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent,” Pence said in the letterreceived by Pelosi just as House members took to the floor to vote on a resolution calling for him to exercise his powers under the rule.

While the resolution passed, Pence said going along with it wouldn’t bein the best interest of our nation or consistent with the Constitution.

The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on an article of impeachment against Trump with only a week left to his term. Sources have told Fox News that House Republican leaders have said they will not lobby members to oppose the action.

At least five House GOP members have already said they will vote to remove Trump. The list includes Rep. 莉兹·切尼, R-Wyo。– the House GOP conference chair and the third-highest ranking House Republicanas well as Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich.; 亚当·金津格, R病。; 海梅(Jaime Herrera)Beutler, R-Wash。; and John Katko, R-N.Y.

GOP SPLINTERS ON TRUMP IMPEACHMENT AS HOUSE SET TO REBUKE PRESIDENT YET AGAIN

The impeachment push, which is expected to pass the House on Wednesday night, has garnered less vocal support from GOP senators, although Fox News is told that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky。, who has defended the president in the past, 是 “done with Trump.

The Senate would need about a third of Republican senators to vote against Trump in order to convict him.

It’s not clear when the Senate may begin its trial on the House article of impeachment. It’s most likely that wouldn’t start until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office, although it could begin as early as this week if McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y。, call their members back to Washington.

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