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13 Jan, 6 tweets, 3 min read
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on a resolution that formally urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to strip President Donald Trump of his powers
As lawmakers debated the resolution, Mike Pence sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that said he would not comply
The resolution passed on a near party-line vote, 223 to 205. Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois was the only Republican to vote in support of the resolution
With eight days remaining in Trump’s term, the House will vote on Wednesday on an article of impeachment accusing the president of inciting insurrection in a speech last week before a mob of supporters stormed the Capitol, leaving five dead
Here is a closer look at the House vote on the 25th Amendment resolution via @ReutersGraphics
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