US House advances bill to urge Vice President to invoke 25th Amendment despite Pence saying 'NO'

The US Congress has voted to advance a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to initiate a process under the 25th Amendment to oust President Donald Trump from office, despite the VP’s objections to the move.

The resolution cleared its first hurdle in the House after a 222-204 vote on Tuesday, with lawmakers voting along party lines. However, while no Republicans openly sided with their rivals across the aisle, seven GOP lawmakers did not cast a vote for the bill, none of whom have yet weighed in publicly to explain their decision.As Congress convened to vote, Vice President Pence issued a statement signaling that he would not take up Democrats’ request to invoke the 25th Amendment, saying the move would set a “terrible precedent” and would not be “in the best interest of our Nation,” rendering the House resolution largely symbolic.

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FILE PHOTO: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence preside over the joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021.
‘Would set a terrible precedent’: Pence says he WON’T invoke 25th Am to oust Trump

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