- All 17 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee signed a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging him to "invoke the 25th Amendment," removing President Trump from office.
- The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution allows a president to be removed if the vice president and a majority of cabinet members deem him unfit for office.
- "President Trump has shown time and again that he is unwilling to protect our Democracy and carry out the duties of the office," the lawmakers wrote.
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Declaring President Donald Trump "mentally unsound" and unfit for office, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are urging Vice President Mike Pence to "invoke the 25th Amendment" and remove him from the White House.
"The world watched aghast as insurrectionists, who had been egged on by the president, threatened the safety of elected officials... bringing our democracy to a halt," states a letter signed by all 17 Democrats on the committee.
The president, they note, refused to categorically condemn the assault, persistent in his contention that an election he clearly lost was stolen from him.
—Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 7, 2021
The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution enables a president to be removed if the vice president and a majority of cabinet members deem him "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."
"President Trump's willingness to incite violence and social unrest to overturn the election results by force clearly meet this standard," the letter states.
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