House Republicans Block Resolution Calling for Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment Against President Trump

A resolution was introduced today by Jamie Raskin (D-MD) Calling on Vice President Mike 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 Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.

House Republicans blocked the resolution, which required unanimous consent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) derided the decision in a statement where she said that their “complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.”

Pelosi continued in the statement that “The House will next take up the Raskin legislation in regular order to call upon the Vice President to activate the 25th Amendment to remove the President.  We are further calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours after passage.”

“As our next step, we will move forward with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor.  The President’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action,” Pelosi added, as we reported on earlier.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued a statement on Friday that he believes “Impeaching the President with just 12 days left will only divide our country more.”

“I’ve reached out to President-elect Biden today & plan to speak to him about how we must work together to lower the temperature & unite the country to solve America’s challenges,” McCarthy added.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shared a video earlier which showed Trump as having said at the rally for his supporters to “PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY march to the Capitol.”

Greene said that the video proves, “This does not fall under treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. No matter how much @SpeakerPelosi hates President Trump. Truth matters.”