Jim Lo Scalzo / Pool via APSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, left, talk as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to count the Electoral College votes cast in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo / Pool via AP)
Quoting Ecclesiastes, Vice President Mike Pence urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reach above vindictiveness as he firmly rejected her demand that Pence invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office.
The 25th Amendment allows the vice president, working with a president’s Cabinet, to remove a president who is no longer able to perform the functions of the office.
Congressional Democrats seized upon the 25th Amendment as a way to swiftly remove Trump in the waning days of his administration after last week’s Capitol incursion. On Tuesday,