US House to Vote on 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump

Headline Roundup January 12th, 2021

Members of the House of Representatives are reconvening at the Capitol Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

The Vice President is not expected to act upon the resolution, which would declare President Donald Trump unable to serve. The House will vote on impeaching Trump Wednesday.

US House to Vote on 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump

From the Center
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The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution calling for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump, days after violent insurrectionists, fueled by Trump's rhetoric, overtook the U.S. Capitol.

The measure, which is likely to pass the Democratic-controlled House, urges Pence to "immediately" use his powers to convene the Cabinet and declare Trump unfit for office and assume the powers and responsibilities of acting president of the United States.

Trump "widely advertised and broadly encouraged" the protests that led to last week's...

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From the Right
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OPINION

House Democrats are pondering impeaching President Trump for inciting last week's Capitol riot. But before that, they are trying another route, with a nonbinding resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to lead a palace coup.

Citing Section 4 of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, Democrats propose and the House will soon vote on a measure calling for just that — for Pence to assume power, ousting his boss. This is a gimmicky attempt to shirk congressional responsibility, and it represents a threat to the constitutional order that is different from,...

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From the Left
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The House is poised to vote Tuesday evening to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip President Trump of his duties by invoking the 25th Amendment. The vote comes a day after House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment charging the president for his role in inciting a violent mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol, where rioters ransacked the seat of American government and killed a Capitol Police officer.

The motion on Monday set off a high-stakes standoff between two branches of government, as House Democrats...

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