Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment as Democrats move to impeach Trump Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment as Democrats move to impeach Trump
Fahmida Tisha of DOT
 On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence told Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the House of Representatives that he rejects using the 25th Amendment to expel President Donald Trump from office after Trump backers laid siege to the U.S. This week’s Capitol.
 “I do not think that such a course of action is in our nation’s best interest or in accordance with our Constitution,” Pence said in a letter issued by his office as the House prepared to vote on a non-binding bill calling on him to invoke the U.S. 25th Amendment. Uh. Constitution.
 On Tuesday, at least three Republicans, including a House delegate, said they would vote to impeach Trump for asking supporters to march on the Capitol and “fight” shortly before the assault that resulted in the deaths of five people. Pence said, “Work with us to lower the temperature and unite our nation as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next US President.”
 After days of silence following the riot and Trump’s public criticism of Pence for not trying to block the congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory, Pence and Trump had their first talk at the White House on Monday night.
 Trump, who unsuccessfully tried to undo his Nov. 3 election defeat, had urged Pence to participate in the approval process, and some of the allies of Trump in the attack were dreaming about assassinating Pence as a traitor.
 In his letter to Pelosi, Pence referenced the strains.
 Last week, in order to decide the results of the election, I did not yield to attempts to wield power outside my constitutional authority and I will not now yield to attempts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in our nation’s life,” he wrote.”
 It would “set a terrible precedent” to use the 25th Amendment as a form of “punishment or usurpation,” Pence said.