WASHINGTON – US Vice President Mike Pence gave embattled President Donald Trump a lifeline as he has refuse to invoke 25th Modification for impeaching the latter, regardless that the Democrats-controlled US Home of Representatives voted thrice calling him to interchange the president.
“I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation,” Pence wrote in a letter to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Regardless of Pence refusal to strip Trump of powers simply eight days earlier than the completion of his four-year time period, impeachment proceedings in opposition to the president will start on Wednesday at 9am (7pm Pakistan time.
Trump is beneath scrutiny after he was accused of inciting his supporters to hold out a mob assault on the Capitol constructing on Jan 6. Through the first such incident in 200 years historical past of the US, 5 individuals together with two policemen misplaced their lives.
Whereas Pence is defiant, it seem that Trump is shedding grip on its social gathering as 4 Republicans, together with a member of the Home management, mentioned they might vote for impeachment of Trump, who’s dealing with it for the second time since in energy.
Three different Republicans, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton, mentioned they might additionally vote for impeaching Trump.
Democrats are all however positive to approve impeachment within the Home. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely although that the Republican-controlled Senate can be referred to as into an emergency session to conduct trial of Trump earlier than his time period runs out on January 20.
In response to CNN, Trump has no plan to resign from the place as he has rejected blames for a lethal assault on Congress by his supporters.