REPUBLICANS BLOCK 25TH AMENDMENT RESOLUTION TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM OFFICE

From THEHILL.COM

House Republicans on Monday blocked a request by Democrats to unanimously pass a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from power after he incited a mob of his supporters to attack the Capitol last week.

During a brief session on the floor, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) asked that the resolution, authored by fellow Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, a constitutional scholar, be passed unanimously.

The resolution calls on Pence to “convene and mobilize” the Cabinet, declare Trump unfit to carry out his duties, and vote to strip the president of his powers under Article 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) objected to Hoyer’s request.

After the exchange, Hoyer told reporters that the full Ho… (Read more)

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