Manufacturers trade group calls on Pence to weigh removal of Trump through 25th Amendment – By Tyler Van Dyke (Washington Examiner) / January 6 2021
The National Association of Manufacturers, a powerful Washington business group, condemned the violence taking place on Capitol Hill and said that Vice President Mike Pence should weigh trying to remove President Trump through the 25th Amendment.
“The outgoing president incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy,” NAM President Jay Timmons said in a statement. “Anyone indulging conspiracy theories to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy.”
The 25th Amendment of the Constitution sets forth a process by which Pence can become the acting president if Trump is unable to govern.
NAM, which previously enjoyed “unfettered access” to the White House and Republican congressional leaders, according to Business Insider, lambasted Trump for inciting violence “in an attempt to retain power.”