Maloney Calls on Pence, Cabinet to Invoke the 25th Amendment

Jan 12, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today spoke on the House floor in support of H.Res.21, a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment, declaring President Donald Trump unfit for office and removing him from power.


The Congresswoman’s remarks, as delivered, are below and a video can be found here.


Like all of us in this Chamber, the Vice President and the Cabinet swore, in their oaths of office, to protect and defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.


Now, they must fulfill that oath by invoking the 25th Amendment.


Donald Trump’s reckless actions on and leading to January 6 underscore that he is a clear and present danger to our democratic traditions.


He repeatedly and blatantly lied – spouting baseless claims of a stolen election and fraud. He called on his supporters to come to DC on January 6 – a day which he said, I quote, “will be wild,” end quote, and willfully incited an armed and deadly insurrection against another branch of our government.


President Trump must be held accountable and we must return to the peaceful transfer of power. I urge a yes vote and yield back.