Pence Said No To Pelosi On 25th Amendment
When asked by Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence said no. Instead of going along and declaring President Donald Trump unfit for the job, Pence borrowed words from Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (Ca) in turning her down.
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‘Science and Facts’
Pence sent his reply after House Democrats issued a resolution asking the Vice President to invoke the 25th Amendment. While Pence said no, he used Pelosi’s own words to reply. In fact, he wrote that determining the President’s fitness needed “science and facts” as a basis. He reproached the idea that declaring the President unfit shouldn't depend on “a comment or behavior that we don’t like.”
Even as Pence said no, he also asked the House Speaker to continue with the leadership they displayed. He lauded the Speaker in the way they reconvened Congress immediately after the Capitol Hill attacks. He noted that Congress' action showed Americans that unity remains possible in Congress.
‘I Did Not Yield’
Pence also wrote about not yielding to pressure during the Electoral College counting. He stayed within the limits of his constitutional authority. He promised to show the same restraint. As such, he will refuse “to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”
In addition, the Vice President urged Pelosi and the rest of Congress to avoid further inflaming the present condition. Then, he ended his letter by pledging to continue ensuring an orderly transition for the incoming President, Joe Biden.
Full Text of the Vice President’s Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Here is the full text of Vice President Mike Pence’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This is his reply to the House's call for Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Dear Madam Speaker,
Every American was shocked and saddened by the attack on our Nation's Capitol last week, and I am grateful for the leadership that you and other congressional leaders provided in reconvening Congress to complete the people's business on the very same day. It was a moment that demonstrated to the American people the unity that is still possible in Congress when it is needed most.
But now, 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 our Constitution. Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.
As you know full well, the 25th Amendment was designed to address Presidential incapacity or disability. Just a few months ago, when you introduced legislation to create the 25th Amendment
Commission, you said, “ [a] President's fitness for office must be determined by science and facts.” You said then that we must be “[v]ery respectful of not making a judgment on the basis of a comment or behavior that we don't like, but based on a medical decision.” Madam Speaker, you were right. Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.
After the horrific events of this last week, our Administration's energy is directed to ensuring an orderly transition. The Bible says that “for everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven …a time to heal … and a time to build up.” That time is now. In the midst of a global pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans, and the tragic events of January 6th, now is the time for us to come together, now is the time to heal.
I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment. Work with us to lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I pledge to you that I will continue to do my part to work in good faith with the incoming administration to ensure an orderly transition of power. So help me God.
Michael R. Pence
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The Democrats and Pelosi have such anger and hatred for this President that they will do everything , anything to destroy him ! When there is this much hatred and causing all kinds of turmoil in our country they all should be impeached and kicked out of government offices and new candidates elected for our country does not stand for hatred and Only God is one Nation under God here . This is totally wrong and Evil of those going against and ridiculing’s the Best President we have ever had or will have .God is LOVE and God will over rule the Evil outcasts these Democrats have done !
They have raised much death and destruction to our country . God Will prevail AMEN!
He doesn’t need any more bull from congress or anyone else. Those people storming the white house were unlawful tribes that go to everything like this that happens and cause trouble. That is what money will do . who ever hired them needs a good kick in the rear.
Some people doesn’t like Trump because he tells things like they are , and doesn’t hide the truth. You all have been on his case ever since he has been in office. Ever time he tries to help the people you stand in his way. Get rid of Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell they have been in office to long. They should have a limit on how long they can reman in office.
Nancy should be the one to impeach, she is a traitor to this country. Not to mention other Dem’s and REP. So sad that congress does not have the ball’s to work for the people. Term limits.
The people who voted for Biden don’t even realize what they’ve done. I’l say like Christ said as he was dying on the cross forgive them father for they no not what they’ve done. But I’ll take it one step further, they will find out what they’ve done and when they do it will be too late for them. They will already be in the spider’s web and good for them. I can’t wait to sit around and watch them all cry like the little babies they are and not know what to do. We the people however will know what to do and the democrats, liberals, antifa, lbgtq’s blm, and the rest of the sissies will perish!
Insurrection coming and I think VP Mike Pence knows and want to stay on the good side of our LEGAL sitting US President Donald J. Trump .I say LEGAL sitting US President Donald J. Trump because We The People had an ILLEGAL ALIEN berry soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama sitting ILLEGALLY in the Oval Office for eight long years and the US Congress knew it from the get go January 2009 all because of the Race Card !
The open secret in DC , berry Soeotore aka Barack Hussein Obama could never pass constitutional law Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 to be US President . US Supreme Court NWO Chief Justice John Roberts knowingly swore in an ILLEGAL ALIEN not once by twice to the highest office in the land . That is called TREASON !
Man!! It’s sad how all of you all are so brain washed! Good griefs!!
I agree all they did for 4 years dis NOTHING but try to destroy this President & the only reason is because all he wanted to was make this country powerful again & help the people! I believe their tyranny has cause haltered any any good that could have been done! The hatred they displayed for him was disguising! Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer should be removed! They are a poor example to new Congressman & woman! This is all they have done to incite Hatred in this congress They she is vile & a should be REMOVE!I know they have lost millions of votes for the next election we will NOT allow the Democratic to continue this HATRED for the people of American! This is not a COMMUNIST!
They have helped all the riots That happen all summer & no ONE condemned that violence! Hypocrites all of them! NO more Democratic DISTRUCTION! God Bless us all we will need it more than ever! Satan has risen !
what the Democrats did to our president the last 4 years is utterly a disgrace. President Donald J. Trump has been the best president in my lifetime(66). He and his policies have accomplished more than all the Democrat presidents put together. America first stupid!!
Every Democrat rat around me where I live are Evil Wicked always causing trouble! Won’t leave you alone Poor Trump I know how he feels!
I am NOT brain washed just do not believe in the evil of Pelosi & her followers! I prefer a FREE AMERICA not one controlled by Communist who wish to take our 1st & 2nd Amendments or any of them! GOOD Grief to you. Just one more thing we are all allow our opinions, with this I will close to say I will respect your opinion but to be fair you should do the same! We can agree to disagree!
Why Aren”t you People Playing the Video Of Maxine Waters’ Daily The one WHO Actually Incited Violence??
I believe in God first and foremost. I believe President Trump was sent to us ALL to be our President. I believe In Miracles. I believe the Devil is real as well and is TRYING to destroy America FROM WITHIN. I believe in Prayer. That AMERICA NEEDS TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE. Everyone is untitled to their own beliefs and THAT IS WHAT MAKES US AMERICANS!… I believe GOD is waiting for the HATRED TO STOP. It’s the FUTURE OF our children and Grandkids, ETC, that matters most! I believe GOD IS ANGRY AND “WE’VE GOT TO GET AMERICA BACK TO GOD.!
Good griefs, huh! That’s the best you got? That’s the type of intellectual response I have noticed the leftist are able to exhort in response or debate with conservative Christians. Evil has no boundaries, honor or logic. IF YOU WANT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WATCH DAYSTAR TV, RISING DARKNESS pts 1 through 3. This will be a shocking awakening for many!!!
I agree with you
Amen 🙏🏻 I agree with you
VPPence is a masterful brilliant statesman.
Ruled by God. I’d follow him anywhere. Pres Trump is brilliant and the best president of my lifetime of 75 years. He has the courage to hold other countries in check.
To protect our freedom. He has done it unselfishly. We must not ever forget ore family and friends who have lived and died the military life to protect us from foreign rule. And from greed and censorship within. God reigns in the hearts of these two men. I am forever grateful for what they have done for the future of my family.
I also agree.
Pence is just a typical politician. We will stab the President in the back if there is power or money to gakn…
I do not believe in witch hunts time to just sort out the mess but if you ask me Pelosi is equally guilty trying to make out there was nuclear threat come on she obviously forgot the time she was handed official documents and ripped them up in front of the world.
Possibly more powerful and corrupt than she lets on.?
Nancy Pelosi needs to retire. She is too old and cannot control her emotions or keep her hate for Trump under raps. Disgusting how she has behaved as speaker of the house the last 4 years. Go home Nancy and eat your fancy ice cream!
We are ONE nation under GOD indivisible for liberty and justice for all.We need to listen to each other agree or disagree. With respect for each others opinion!Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you have to react to it ,think about why ,and what , is good for all of us, not pick apart words and actions that haven’t gone you way .I believe that we will rise above because WE ARE THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! DO your jobs that you were voted in to do or get out quit wasting our time and money .Thank YOU all
Our president LOVES JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY AND GOD WILL SEND HELP TO SAVE OUR PRESIDENT AND NASHION AND ALL THAT LOVE HER GOD BLESS THE USA IN JESUS CHRIST HOLY NAME AMEN BIDEN AN FAMILY ARE TRADERS TO OUR COUNTRY GOD HELP US BACK THE BLUE BOBBY JEAN II
I agree with everyone except Charlie Brown. I am sorry Charlie. I couldn’t resist.
God Bless America! We are going to need it! My Dad said long time ago if everyone would check their pay stubs you will see you make more money when a Republican is in office. Trump was the best President we have ever had! I think the Democrats know that too. If they would not have fought him every step of the way, there is no telling how awesome this country would be.
The Democrats need to start focusing on the country, quit wasting our money on foolishness, get people back to work instead of stimulus checks, and grow up. quit playing dirty in the sandbox. We Americans are not stupid & we don’t need a dictator telling us every move to make. Nancy Pelosi is evil & so is CamIla. Trump has been the best thing for America so far. He has stood up to China, Korea, & Russia. With then Dems taking away our Rights of Free Speech they are asking for a Civil War. Trump didn’t insight anything. The Dems did because they treat Americans like we don’t have a brain in our heads. They are not for the blacks or working class they want to suppress everyone & make them dependent on the Government. The best thing & only thing to do now is to pray that God Almighty doesn’t turn His back on us for getting so far from Him. He is in control & we will get whatever it takes for Him to bring us back to Him instead of acquiescing to society. Wake up America! Start speaking out for what is true & right in the sight of God!
We should impeach congress. Term limits for sure but that will never happen as only congress can do that. How stupid was that?
I believe President Trump was chosen by God, because an old man was given this information about 10 years before Trump declared he would run, President Trump is a good man, chosen by God.🙏❤️
Pence is the true definition of a gentleman.
In every way, he epitomises class and intelligence.
If – tho I think it is unlikely – he runs for the Republican nomination in 4 years, I will give him some serious thought.
What has taken place in America these last 4 years is unbelievable.
If I didn’t know it, I would never believe that our citizens would treat another human being in such a deplorable way. Where is our Christian conscience? I believe that we reap what we sow and the outcome is not going to be good for all of us. We stood by and watched it happen. Goodness and justice will NEVER be produced from evil and malicious deeds.
Pelosi is the one who needs to be impeached, along with several others on both sides of the aisle!!! They have created an atmosphere of anger and hate never before seen in American politics. The swamp needs to be drained!
They should vote Nancy Polosi and the other Liberal Democrats out of office. People like Chuck Schumer , Maxine Waters , Kamala Harris , Joe Biden and the rest of the clowns just like them.
Icommed and am wholeheartedly proud of VP Pence. Finally,a person still using his head. It was masterful, him turning Pelosi’s word back on her. Now is the time for people to use their heads. To many people have gone off half cocked and caused stress for numerous people. We all try our best to be Patriots—sometimes not hard enough. The people of the US have become just like other countries, when we have always been the country and people that others want to immulate. Please, let’s be proud Americans going forward.
The Psychotic bent of the House Speaker is undeniable.
Surely the House must, for the good of the nation, remove Nancy Peolsi as Speaker.
Get the House Hag out of office and into the Home bed, where she and her tirades belong.
I am so ashamed of the way our politicians are behaving. I pray to God that he puts his healing hands on our nation so that we can once again be one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
If they let this impeachment happen, we’ve let a vicious woman filled with so much hatred that she will destroy a man who gave the American people 4 years of feeling safe and happy enjoying a great economy and turning our lives around from the destruction of the Obama administration. You can’t take away the true followers of President Trump because we will never accept the Democratic party, especially Biden as president who should be retiring. We need to clean the swamp. Judges are too old, grouchy people like Pelosi should be impeached because it’s all personal with her. She’s wanted to impeach Trump. She’s nasty, mean and very devious. American people aren’t happy with the results of the election so let a good man go into private life and enjoy his family. You’re destroying a whole family. Pelosi, how do you sleep at night??????
She should be impeached instead of Trump
Nothing, no one will dissuade, delay or deny Pelosi of her mission to destroy this country. She is, I believe, demon possessed. Amazing how close that word is to Democrat