Download Pence 25Th Amendment Pics. Vice president mike pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th amendment and wants to preserve the option in case president donald trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says. In a letter to speaker nancy pelosi earlier in the evening, mr.
Pence, who met with mr. The 25th amendment is a separate process from impeachment, which allows congress to remove a sitting president if a majority of the house of representatives votes that he has committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, and a trial in the senate convicts him. Replace trump as acting president or they would launch impeachment proceedings — making trump.
The 25th amendment empowers the vice president and a majority of the cabinet to replace the president, in the case he is deemed unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
If he and the cabinet do not invoke the 25th amendment, the house is expected to vote wednesday on an article of impeachment against mr. On june 29, 2002, president george w. 25th constitutional amendment archived april 20, 2016, at the wayback machine the great society congress, association of centers for the study of congress (url accessed april 6, 2016). He said the 25th amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation and invoking it in such a manner would set a terrible precedent. pence goes on to accuse the house of representatives of playing political games at a time so serious in the life of our nation.