Congressman Lamborn's Statement on the 25th Amendment

January 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on a sense of Congress that Vice President Pence should invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office. The 25th Amendment is intended to be invoked in instances when the President is incapacitated, not as a political tool. Speaker Pelosi’s rationale for supporting this resolution did not include any mention of the President being incapable of holding office. The 25th Amendment requires a majority of the cabinet and 2/3rds vote in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. 

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement: 

This procedural vote by Speaker Pelosi will do nothing but further divide the country. As we approach a peaceful transition of power next week, it is imperative that we unite the country and prove we can move past our political differences. Speaker Pelosi must stand up to her left-wing Democratic base, who hate President Trump and conservatives. The 25th Amendment should never be used as a political tool based on animosity for any President. Democrats cannot continue to abuse our constitutional processes. I hope that we can move forward together as a nation.

 

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055

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