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Pence Won’t Act to Remove Trump, Says Nation Needs Healing

  • Democrats plan to proceed with 25th Amendment resolution vote
  • House plans Wednesday vote on Trump’s second impeachment
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Watch: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove president Donald Trump from office. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he wouldn’t invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, writing in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that it’s time for the nation to heal after last week’s attack on the Capitol.

Pence’s letter comes in response to a resolution House Democrats will put to a vote Tuesday night urging him to use his constitutional authority to end Trump’s term early. Pence said he’s asking members of Congress to “avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment.”