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January 13, 2021 | Press Releases

Steube Opposes Resolution Calling on VP Pence to Invoke the 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube today released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 21, Calling on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment:

“Aside from the clear Constitutional violations of this flawed approach to impeachment 2.0, House Democrats continue to defy their own calls for unity and peace. Instead of focusing on our shared path forward, they would rather create double standards, irresponsibly cast blame on others for political gain, and indefinitely fuel the divisiveness we’ve seen.”

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlines the process for removing a President who is incapacitated, or otherwise unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. It was created in response to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to ensure continuity of government in the event a President is incapacitated and unable to discharge his duties following a medical emergency. It has not been invoked since ratification in 1967, and the plain language in the Amendment is clear that only the Vice President can invoke the amendment, not Congress.

The full text of the legislation can be found here.

Steube’s full remarks can be found here or below.