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Mike Pence rules out invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office

US Vice President Mike Pence has ruled out using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

In a letter to House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said the mechanism should not be used “as a means of punishment or usurpation” and reserved for cases of medical or mental incapacitation.

Pelosi had called on Pence to secure the majority of the Cabinet and vote to declare Trump unfit to serve.

As the House appears to vote on the impeachment of Trump, Pence encouraged Congress to avoid actions to “further divide and inflame the passions of the moment” and to focus on smoothing the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

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