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Vice President Mike Pence said that he refuses to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said that he does not believe that invoking the 25th Amendment is in the best interest of the nation or consistent with the Constitution.

“[W]ith just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment,” he wrote. “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”

“Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”

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