House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on Monday introduced a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to enact the 25th Amendment, mobilizing the Cabinet and ultimately removing President Trump from office.
On Monday, Hoyer asked for unanimous consent to bring up Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-MD) resolution, which calls on Pence “to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers of acting president.”
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) objected, effectively blocking Hoyer’s request:
Donald Trump presents a clear and present danger to our nation. I requested Unanimous Consent to bring up @RepRaskin’s resolution today calling on VP Pence to activate the 25th Amendment. I am disappointed the House GOP blocked it. I will bring it to the Floor soon for a vote. pic.twitter.com/370WOZeUl7