Rebels at the US Capitol were determined to find and execute Vice President Mike Pence. On the other hand, Mike Pence is feeling pressure from all sides to implement the 25th Amendment and remove Trump.
On January 7, Trump supporter rioters ransacked the US Capitol Building, disrupting the session of Congress to certify the electoral college votes, which eventually went on as lawmakers who voted Joe Biden the winner of the election and the next president Declared as. Amidst the doom and vandalism, the most worrying news in the form of repeated chanting by the crowd – Hang Mike Pence!
A Reuters photographer who wreaked havoc on Capitol Hill recalled the death threats and heard at least 3 different rioters saying they had to be “traitors” to find Vice President Mike Pence and hang him from a Capitol Hill tree He is expected to be hanged. He further said that many more people in the crowd were talking about “how the VP should be executed”. Similarly, some rebels were heard saying ‘Jah Mike Pence’.
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The root of the ire of Trump loyalists against VP Pence was the President Donald TrumpRepeated, rather false, claims in which he called Pence multiple times on Twitter and in public ceremonies questioned his willingness to cancel the election results and challenge his power to take action. However, minutes before Congress convened Mike Pence Issued a statement Recognizing that it has no legal or constitutional right. In his statement, Pence noted, “Some believe that as Vice President, I should be able to unilaterally accept or reject electoral votes. Others believe that the electoral votes should be passed on to Congress.” A joint session should never be challenged … After careful study of our constitution, our laws and our history, I believe neither approach is correct. ”
But despite the attacks on the Capitol and the apparent death threats targeted at his VP, Trump is careless about Mike Pence’s perceived threat to his safety and his life.
Will Pence become the 46th US President with the help of the 25th Amendment?
Following the vandalism of the US Capitol Building, Democrats and the President’s own cabinet are getting impatient to remove Trump from office. With the possibility of impeachment, the likelihood of this happening depends on one of two conditions:
- Either Trump lowers himself, or
- If 25th Amendment Put into action by pence
Under the first condition, Mike Pence would become America’s 46th president, making Joe Biden 47th, when he would finally take his oath on 20 January. Under the second condition, Pence would be the ‘acting president’ and not the official US president. Sections 3 and 4 of the 25th amendment provide for the removal of the President if he is ‘unable’ or ‘incapable’ of functioning. The amendment was introduced for the first time when President JF Kennedy was assassinated. The final decision to bring the 25th amendment into action is a joint decision of both the cabinet and vice president, in this case, Mike Pence. When Section 3 of the amendment is clubbed together with Section 4, the President may be prevented from returning to the White House permanently.
Congressional Democrats and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, are already urging Pence and the President’s cabinet to implement the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. This involves declaring the President incapable of discharging his duties and to do this work, Pence and the Cabinet must simultaneously sign a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Pelosi) and the Senate. Once that happens, Pence will perform duties for the rest of the day until Biden is sworn in as the new President of the United States.
If there is no 25th amendment, then a impeachment is certain
Nancy Pelosi is hell-bent on removing Trump, for which she is leaving no stone unturned to convince VP Pence and the Cabinet that the House speaker has a plan to impeach Trump if no one else works. In order to field Trump once again, the motion would have to pass a House vote. Once the impeachment is approved with a majority in the House, it is transferred to the Senate.
If impeached, Trump would lose all of the gains he had gained as a former president under the 1958 Former Presidential Act. This has never happened before and if Trump is impeached and barred from becoming president again, he will be the first in history to disparage and tarnish the White House in American history.