NYT: Pence opposes the idea of using the 25th Amendment to oust Trump

NYT: Pence opposes the idea of using the 25th Amendment to oust Trump

The move was called for by Democrats and some Republicans in Congress

Vice President Mike Pence opposes a call to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office before his term expires, the New York Times reports, citing an anonymous source close to the vice president.

According to the newspaper, it is not yet clear when Pence will notify Congress of his position.

According to the New York Times, some members of the Cabinet support Pence’s decision, believing that such a move would only increase chaos in Washington.

After the Capitol riots, Democrats and some Republicans in Congress called on administration officials to invoke the 25th Amendment to unseat Trump less than two weeks before the end of his presidential term.

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution establishes procedures for replacing the president in the event of death, removal, resignation or incapacity.

To remove the president, Pence and a majority of the cabinet must declare him incapacitated.

A number of prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have called for impeachment proceedings to begin if Pence and the Cabinet do nothing.