Reuters Saul Loeb
US Vice President Mike Pence did not rule out the use of Amendment No. 25 of the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from power, before the 20th of this month, when President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
CNN quoted a source close to Pence as saying that the latter would keep this option in the event Trump “becomes more troubled.”
According to the same source, it became clear this week that this option should be kept as possible.
It is noteworthy that Amendment 25 was adopted after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and aims to solve situations in which illness or death prevents the president from performing his duties or resigning.
It is noteworthy that Trump, coinciding with the congressional meeting, last Wednesday, to approve the results of the presidential elections that recognize the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidency, called on his supporters to protest in Washington and urged them to go to the Capitol “to help the weak Republicans.”
After that, a crowd of Trump supporters surrounded the Capitol building, where the conference was held, and stormed the building, resulting in deaths and injuries.