The US House of Representatives, Tuesday, approved a resolution, calling on Vice President Mike Pence to fire President Donald Trump.
Pence is empowered to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove and replace Trump accused of inciting a deadly insurrection at the US Capitol last week.
The resolution introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., passed by a largely party-line vote of 223-205 cited Trump’s role in inciting “a massive violent invasion of the United States Capitol” on January 6.
It was the day the President summoned his supporters to Washington to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote formalizing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The resolution asked Pence “to immediately use his powers under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”
As the House was taking procedural votes on a resolution calling on him to execute the president’s removal, Pence, in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, averred that he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to seek to remove Trump from office.
“With just eight days left in the president’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with the Constitution,” Mr. Pence wrote.
Meanwhile, Youtube has suspended Trump for one week. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter had already banned him.