A West Virginia Republican on Monday quashed House Democrats’ efforts to pass a resolution demanding that Vice President Mike Pence act to remove President Donald Trump using the 25th Amendment.
Democrats wanted what’s called unanimous consent to pass the resolution, which continues the headlong efforts of Democrats to remove Trump from office before the president’s term ends on Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office. The 25th Amendment allows a vice president and the president’s Cabinet to remove a president from office who is incapable of performing his duties.
Democrats were foiled by Republican Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia, who objected to the request. He explained his reasons in a statement published on his website.
“Today I objected to Speaker Pelosi’s attempt to adopt via unanimous consent a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. Speaker Pelosi