House GOP blocks resolution calling on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment
House GOP members have objected to a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office following last week’s U.S. Capitol riots.
House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment on Monday. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-West Virginia, objected to it.
The article of impeachment called for Pence to intervene “within 24 hours” and if the president does not resign, the House will move as early as Wednesday to consider the impeachment resolution on the floor.
More than 210 Democrats have signed for the impeachment, just short of the majority of the House. GOP party leaders are opposed to the impeachment, despite reports that several Republicans are said to be considering voting to impeach.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would bring the bill up for a full vote Tuesday if the resolution was blocked.
The House will move forward with a full vote on the resolution Tuesday, The New York Times has reported.