In a letter to Pelosi, Pence dismisses efforts by the House to have him strip Trump of his powers.


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Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday evening rejected the possibility of stripping President Trump of his powers through the 25th Amendment, berating a House resolution calling on the Vice President to do so.

“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interests of our nation or in accordance with our Constitution,” Pence wrote in a letter to President Nancy Pelosi. “I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and ignite the passions of the moment.”

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“I will not give in now to the efforts of the House of Representatives to play political games at such a serious time in the life of our nation,” the vice president wrote.