WATCH: Trump says 25th Amendment not a risk to him, as lawmakers pursue his removal
The current president visits Texas to celebrate the completion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is not worried about the 25th amendment, which allows the cabinet to remove the head of state from office, even as the Democratic-led House of Representatives has demanded that Vice President Mike Pence apply the amendment to Trump..
“The 25th Amendment poses no risk to me,” Trump said, speaking in front of a section of the wall erected on the border with Mexico in the state of Texas. The wall erected on the border has become a symbol of the tough immigration policy that the Trump administration has pursued over the past four years..
After a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, House Democrats set out to remove the president from power ahead of schedule, although just over a week is left before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Democrats attribute this to a desire to ensure the security of all branches of government, which, in their opinion, are under threat while Donald Trump remains in the White House..
In addition to passing a resolution requiring the cabinet to apply the 25th Amendment, the Democratic congressmen are also going to present Trump with articles of impeachment..
Donald Trump warned that the use of the 25th Amendment could boomerang back and harm Joe Biden himself and his administration. “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for,” the president said..
“The trumped-up impeachment is the continuation of the greatest and most violent witch-hunt in the history of our country, causing terrible anger, division and pain … It is very dangerous for the United States, especially at this delicate moment,” added Trump.
The President also commented on the events that took place last Wednesday within the walls of the Capitol..
“Millions of our fellow citizens watched on Wednesday as the crowd stormed the Capitol and destroyed government premises. As I have said consistently throughout my administration, we maintain respect for America’s history and traditions, not destruction. We believe in the rule of law, not in violence or disorder, ”the incumbent stressed..
Trump added that he “kept his promises.” To date, a 450-mile wall (just over 724 km) has been erected on the border between the United States and Mexico..
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