WASHINGTON – Today, Heritage President Kay C. James released the following statement in opposition to the House resolution calling for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.
“Our Founders designed an electoral process that empowers the American people to choose their leaders through elections. Removing a president outside of the electoral process should be done only as a last resort.
“The House resolution urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment does not meet the constitutional standard, which requires that the sitting president be ‘unable’ to carry out his duties.
“While recent events have convinced some that President Trump should be removed from office, the end does not justify the means. We must always abide by the Constitution’s words and intent, and not use it as an emotional outlet or as a tool of political retribution.”