Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Call to Vice President Pence on Invoking 25th Amendment

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January 7th, Washington, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on their attempt to reach the Vice President by phone about invoking the 25th Amendment:

“This morning, we placed a call to Vice President Pence to urge him to invoke the 25th Amendment which would allow the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the President for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses.  We have not yet heard back from the Vice President.

“The President’s dangerous and seditious acts necessitate his immediate removal from office.  We look forward to hearing from the Vice President as soon as possible and to receiving a positive answer as to whether he and the Cabinet will honor their oath to the Constitution and the American people.”

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