U.S. Vice President Mike Pence allows the use of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove head of state Donald Trump from power and wants to keep this option in case he becomes “more unstable.
According to the channel’s source, the possibility of such an option against Trump became known this week.
Earlier, Democrats in Congress began preparations for the impeachment of Donald Trump. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed the Standing Orders Committee to be ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president. According to her, members of the lower house of Congress hope that Trump will resign immediately, but they will use any option to remove him from power.
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed after the death of President John F. Kennedy. It provides for the removal of a head of state if he is incapacitated, and also allows for situations in which the leader’s illness or death prevents him from either acting or resigning. The vice-president would have to act as president until the inauguration of the new head of state.