And we will always be grateful for the men and women who stayed at their post to defend this historic place. To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the People's House. pic.twitter.com/ytErRKnk4O
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 7, 2021
Mike Pence wrote a letter to US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying, “Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.”
In a letter to Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence elaborated that the 25th Amendment was designed to address Presidential incapacity and disability, which categorically hadn’t been the case. A copy of Pence letter was released by the White House on Tuesday.
He wrote further, “Just a few months ago, when you introduced legislation to create a 25th Amendment Commission, you said, “(a) President’s fitness for office must be determined by science and facts.” You said then that we must be ”very respectful of not making a judgment on the basis of a comment or behaviour that we don’t like, but based on a medical decision.” Madam Speaker, you were right.
Pence told that after the horrifying incident happened last week, the administration is directed towards ensuring stable and orderly transition of the power. Pence in his letter to the speaker wrote, “In the midst of a global pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans, and the tragic events of 6 January, now is the time for Americans to come together, now is the time to heal.”
” I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment. Work with us to lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I pledge to you that I will continue to do my part to work in good faith with the incoming administration to ensure an orderly transition of power,” the vice president of the United States told.