U.S. House urges Pence to start process of removing Trump from office
Updated 12:44, 13-Jan-2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to start the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment process of removing President Donald Trump from office, a move rejected later by the vice president. 

To invoke the 25th Amendment, Pence and a majority of Trump's Cabinet would need to declare that the president is unable to perform his duties. Pence rejected that course of action in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier Tuesday. 

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on impeaching Trump on charges that he incited an insurrection against the U.S. government.

(With input from Reuters)

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