Against the 25th Amendment — and Warily against Impeachment

Vice President Mike Pence leads a briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 19, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
The conduct we’ve witnessed is impeachable, yes. But let’s try to take the temperature down, rather than raising it.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hese are dark days in the history of the United States, and no one is feeling them more intensely than Mike Pence.

On Wednesday, the vice president admirably turned aside the president’s high-intensity demands that he shred the Constitution. Trump was pushing Pence to usurp the states’ power over the disposition of their electoral votes — in effect, to claim dictatorial power to reverse President-elect Biden’s victory. Pence’s fidelity to his constitutional oath so enraged Trump that the president publicly rebuked him even as an insurrectionist mob was descending on the Capitol. Press reports indicate that the rioters, upon overwhelming security

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