Vice President Mike Pence rejected pressure from Democrats to remove President Donald Trump from office using the 25th Amendment on Tuesday night, saying that is unconstitutional.
“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution,” Pence wrote in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation,” he continued.
🚨 Pence responds to Pelosi on the 25th amendment: “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”
Accuses the House of playing “political games”. pic.twitter.com/y21QDlvBit
— Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) January