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US House urges Pence to start process of removing Trump from office

Updated: 2021-01-13 10:20

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand while making remarks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, November 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to start the US Constitution's 25th Amendment process of removing President Donald Trump from office, although the vice president already has said he will not do so.

To invoke the 25th Amendment, Pence and a majority of Trump's Cabinet would need to declare that Trump is unable to perform his duties. Pence rejected that course of action earlier Tuesday. The House is expected to vote Wednesday on impeaching Trump on charges that he incited an insurrection against the US government.


File photo taken on Jan 6, 2021 shows supporters of US President Donald Trump gathering in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, the United States. [Photo/Xinhua]
File photo taken on Jan 6, 2021 shows Capitol Police reacting to the protesters' invasion at the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, the United States. [Photo/Xinhua]
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