President Joe Biden addressed the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S. Capitol riot and called for collective strength during these turbulent times in his remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast, the Associated Press reports. Biden said that faith is the prescription for the “dark, dark times” our nation is suffering through during the coronavirus pandemic […]
Following the House’s resolution advising Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump, Pence referenced Scripture when explaining why he would not take this action, the Christian Post reports.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Pence wrote that it’s time for the nation to heal following the Capitol’s attack.
The vice president said the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment was designed to address presidential “incapacity or disability.” He accused the House of Representatives of playing “political games” in their calls for impeachment.
He also called on members of Congress to “avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment.”
The 223-205 House vote was in favor of a measure that urged “Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.”
All 222 House Democrats voted in favor of it, and all but one House Republican voted against it.
This recommendation comes less than a week following the U.S. Capitol siege, as Congress was certifying the Electoral College votes for the 2020 presidential election, calling Joe Biden to be the next president.
This storming of the Capitol followed the president’s speech at the Save America March attended by thousands of his supporters.
The president has been highly criticized for his role in inciting the Jan.6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, which resulted in the death of five people and dozens more injured.