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|Trump Impeachment Rejected by Mercisharelove(f): 12:07pm On Jan 14|
Mike Pence cites Bible in rejecting call to invoke 25th Amendment: This is a 'time to heal'
As the House passed a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump, the vice president referenced the Bible as part of his explanation to House Democrats as to why he would not be taking that action.
The House voted 223-205 just before midnight Tuesday in favor of a measure that called on “Vice President Michael R. 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 Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.” The vote came down along party lines, with all 222 House Democrats voting in favor of it and all but one House Republican voting against it.
The 25th Amendment push came less than a week after hundreds of fringe Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College votes for the 2020 presidential election. The storming of the Capitol came shortly after the president gave a speech at the Save America March that was peacefully attended by hundreds of thousands of his supporters. After his speech, thousands walked to the Capitol where another planned rally and speakers were to be held in the afternoon.
In his speech to supporters, the president said Republicans need to “fight much harder.” He also urged them to protest the certification of the election results, which he argues were tainted by fraud.
“We’re going to cheer on brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”
Trump added, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
While the president said he would go with his supporters to the Capitol, he didn't, though he encouraged them to “fight like hell” for the country.
“If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” he said. “Let the weak ones get out,” he went on. “This is a time for strength.”
Trump's critics argue that the speech incited the violence that resulted in the deaths of six Americans.
Police shot and killed an unarmed woman as she attempted to climb through a smashed door pane into the House chamber during the riot while three others died from health emergencies. A U.S. Capitol police officer died Thursday after he suffered injuries while responding to the breach. Another Capitol police officer who responded to the riot died by suicide on Saturday.
For his part, Pence said he has no intention of invoking the 25th Amendment with just a week to go until Trump’s term in office expires. “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution,” he wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
“The Bible says that ‘for everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven … a time to heal, … and a time to build up.’ That time is now. In the midst of a global pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans, and the tragic events of January 6th, now is the time for us to come together, now is the time for us to heal,” he added.
Pence recalled how Pelosi, when introducing legislation to create a 25th Amendment Commission, said that a “President’s fitness for office must be determined by science and facts” and stressed the importance of “not making a judgment on the basis of a comment or behavior that we don’t like, but based on a medical decision.” Contending that Pelosi’s previous analysis was “right,” the vice president warned that “invoking the 25th Amendment in this manner would set a terrible precedent.”
Calling on Pelosi and her colleagues “to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment,” Pence urged them to “work with us to lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.” He closed by pledging to “continue to do my part to work in good faith with the incoming administration and to ensure an orderly transition of power.”
While the effort to remove Trump from office using the 25th Amendment is certain to fail given Pence’s position on the matter, House Democrats and a handful of House Republicans have come out in support of impeaching the president after the storming of the Capitol. On Wednesday, the House began debating on the article of impeachment, which accuses Trump of committing an “incitement of insurrection” and a vote is expected later in the day.
In addition to Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a frequent critic of the president and the only House Republican who voted in favor of the measure urging Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, four other House Republicans have indicated that they will vote in favor of impeachment. CBS News reports that the others are Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
In his speech to supporters last week, the president singled out Cheney as an example of a congressional Republican he would like to see primaried, citing disagreements with her views on foreign policy. Katko represents a district carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016 while Upton and Herrera Beutler represent districts narrowly carried by Trump in both 2016 and 2020, according to Daily Kos Elections.
In light of the Democrats’ majority in the House as well as the support from the aforementioned Republicans, articles of impeachment seem likely to pass in the House, where only a simple majority is required.
Should the House successfully pass the articles of impeachment, Trump would become the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. However, conviction would require the support of two-thirds of senators.
Currently, Republicans and Democrats each have 50 Senate seats. So far, the number of Republicans who have expressed openness to the possibility of supporting impeachment is far below the two-thirds threshold, which is equivalent to 67 Senators.
Since the Senate remains out of session until Jan. 19, just one day before President-elect Joe Biden is slated to take office, the removal of Trump via impeachment before his term expires is extremely unlikely. Whether a president who leaves office is still subject to impeachment and removal is the subject of debate among legal scholars.
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Mercisharelove(f): 12:08pm On Jan 14|
Why writing to the vice president to activate the 25th amendment when she could have finished him off. Lazy bitch.
It's because she has hipnotized all the sleepy democrats in the chamber. Give power to a witch, then you see her fly in the dark.
Impeachment is a statement of intent, and when the expectations of the intent isn't carried through, what's the impeachment for, or you just want to make a statement.
Most of these guy's are just making noise, like most political parties in Africa love headlines.
Why would anyone be happy for headlines without achievement of intent of purpose.
Read pence letter again and understand him shutting down the intent of the impeachment, people should be very smart, not just grabbing headlines.
Remember I belong to the LORD CHRIST JESUS and to no man
Get educated little minds
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by gmo10(m): 12:14pm On Jan 14|
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Realtord43(m): 12:14pm On Jan 14|
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by GentleD201: 12:18pm On Jan 14|
We know na
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Freestainworld(m): 12:18pm On Jan 14|
that one no concern Trump, his concern now is his Twitter handle.
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Racoon(m): 12:19pm On Jan 14|
Well, it was still up to the senate to decide.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by solmusdesigns: 12:36pm On Jan 14|
Mike Pence would have made a far greater President than that buffoon but Republicans played themselves giving Trump the ticket, now he has damaged them
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Mercisharelove(f): 12:53pm On Jan 14|
Activating that amendment is a very tall dream
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by designated100: 1:42pm On Jan 14|
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by kenzysmith(m): 1:44pm On Jan 14|
just 6 days to go which kind impeachment again na so Democratic hate this guy reach I see trump coming back after 4 yes winning by land slide watch this space
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Donspicey: 1:48pm On Jan 14|
Abeg dem dey impeach looser
Me ayam not understanding ooo
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by OfficialAwol(m): 1:52pm On Jan 14|
Why would feminist Pelosi wanna impeach Trump few days to the end of his tenure?
Such a bitter bitch.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by helinues: 1:58pm On Jan 14|
Democrats only want to disunite Americans further...
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by jlinkd78(m): 2:10pm On Jan 14|
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by CrescentMoon(m): 2:23pm On Jan 14|
Trump has been impeached already the 2nd time, but Senate will likely not remove him.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by AsampeteNwaanyi(f): 2:23pm On Jan 14|
helinues:helinues why are you ignoring me
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by KnowledgeVault: 2:37pm On Jan 14|
Ok, lets see how things unfolds..
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Slackerpenguin2: 2:40pm On Jan 14|
So we have gone from 'Trump is never handing over' to 'He is coming back in four years time'?
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Rebelutionary: 3:20pm On Jan 14|
kenzysmith:No need to watch your space bro...the democrats are going as far as barring him from holding any political office and with their numbers and some republicans sympathetic to their cause it is good as done...if you ask me Trump will now be more concerned with his business interests that is being hammered than thinking of some phantom 2024 contest.
They are out to defang him completely!
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|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by spartan117(m): 3:25pm On Jan 14|
Nice one. It was an exercise in futility by the democrats. Nancy Pelosi is such a bitter woman, tearing the President's speech at the state of the union because he unintentionally snubbed her handshake proves just how bitter she is.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by rottennaija(m): 3:26pm On Jan 14|
He rejected the call to invoke the 25th amendment.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Godblessbiafraa: 4:33pm On Jan 14|
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by wwwihy: 4:42pm On Jan 14|
Trump has been impeached. 25 amendment is a different thing entirely. Op get educated.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by maynia: 4:55pm On Jan 14|
Just like the rest of MAGAS, OP is an illiterate.
The reason why trump was Impeached is because pence refuse to invoke the 25th amendment.
Trump is the only president that was Impeached TWICE
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by maynia: 5:00pm On Jan 14|
Get some education, boy
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by careytommy37(m): 5:03pm On Jan 14|
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by wman(m): 5:24pm On Jan 14|
Trash written by the Op. You Trump fans are the most ignorant and brainwashed set of people on earth.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by johnbush(m): 6:31pm On Jan 14|
you, my friend, are the buffoon. speaking on things of which you have no knowledge. smh.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by johnbush(m): 6:33pm On Jan 14|
it is you who is actually brainwashed. smh.
|Re: Trump Impeachment Rejected by Mercisharelove(f): 6:46pm On Jan 14|
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