Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty to Donald Trump is being put to the test.
Pence is facing tremendous pressure to abandon the President.
Now Mike Pence was asked to remove Donald Trump. And this was his response.
The President’s enemies seized on the inexcusable riot at the Capitol to accomplish their ultimate goal of removing President Trump from office before his term expires and exact vengeance for Trump winning the 2016 election.
Democrats, the media and Never Trump Republicans blamed President Trump for inciting the violence.
Chuck Schumer pressed the attack in his weekly press conference doubling down on his baseless claim that President Trump was responsible for inciting a riot.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” Schumer exclaimed.
Schumer then demanded that Vice President Mike Pence take immediate action and convene the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to forcibly remove President Trump from power with less than two weeks remaining in his term.
“The quickest and most effective way – it can be today – to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment,” Schumer claimed. “If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.”
Schumer then tried to blackmail Pence into betraying the President by claiming that if Pence did not act, Speaker Pelosi should call Congress back into session and begin the impeachment process.
In addition, Schumer claimed that he and Pelosi already reached out to Pence to demand he begin the process of invoking the 25th Amendment, but Pence refused to take their call.
“If the vice president and the Cabinet won’t invoke the 25th [Amendment], Congress should come back in session immediately and impeach the president,” Schumer added. “Oh, and Speaker Pelosi and I tried to call the vice president this morning to tell him to do this. They kept us on hold for 25 minutes and then said the vice president wouldn’t come on the phone — so we are making this call public.”
Pence’s response claimed the latter, as Republicansclose to Pence—who may have been Pence himself—told Business Insider that there was no chance Pence would support the 25th Amendment option.
Business Insider exclusively reported:
Vice President Mike Pence doesn’t support removing President Donald Trump from office via the 25th Amendment despite the growing bipartisan chorus for a last-minute change at the very top of the American government, Pence advisors told Insider.
“Not happening,” a Republican close to Pence said when asked about growing calls for him to replace Trump.
Vice President Pence would like to run for President in 2024.
President Trump and some of his supporters already felt let down by Pence after the Vice President performed his ceremonial duties in certifying the Electoral College results.
The idea that Mike Pence would then incinerate his political future by participating in a coup against Donald Trump is absurd resistance fan fiction.
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