WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment in order to remove the president from office. This is in response to the Capitol riot that Democratic and some Republican lawmakers say the president incited during his speech at the rally that preceded some of the protestors breeching the Capitol that led to five deaths, including one Capitol Police officer.
The president’s term ends in less than eight days.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, said he is a “firm no.”
“Last week, I stated that I will strongly oppose any attempt to remove the president from office before the end of his term. Tonight, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are expected to bring a resolution to the House floor asking the vice president and cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment,” he said in a released statement.
“It is disappointing that Democratic leaders have chosen to focus on divisive political acts when it is clear our country is already deeply divided.
“I will be a firm ‘no’ vote on this resolution. It’s time for Congress to prioritize delivering results for our farmers, families, and rural main streets by fighting for pricing transparency in our agriculture markets, lowering prescription drug costs and making health care affordable, and growing our economy through lower taxes and reduced regulation,”Feenstra added.