Incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump has advised his opponent, President-elect Joe Biden, to be careful what he wishes for over Democrats’ plans to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
The head of state said he was not concerned about Democratic attempts to remove him from office, but warned that they could endanger Biden and his administration. “As they say, be careful what you wish for,” Trump said.
Earlier, it was reported that the U.S. House of Representatives called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump from office. The congressmen made such a call despite the fact that Pence refused in advance to comply with the 25th amendment to the constitution. The vote was 223 lawmakers in favor, 205 against.
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed after the death of President John F. Kennedy. It provided for the possibility of removing the head of state in case of his incapacity and also allowed for situations when the leader’s illness or death made it impossible for him either to perform his duties or to resign. It is up to the vice-president to act as president until the inauguration of the new head of state.