US Vice President Mike Pence has told the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that he doesn’t think invoking the 25th amendment is a good idea.
The 25th amendment was expected to be invoked by Pence to remove President Donald Trump from office.
“With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment,” Pence wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to the process that would declare Trump unable to fulfill his duties and install Pence as acting president for the remainder of the term.
“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution,” he said.
Democrats in the Congress will now proceed with impeachment move against Trump.