Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, said that he would not attempt to invoke the 25th amendment that would remove President Donald Trump from office.
There are growing calls for Pence to use his authority to declare Trump unfit to fulfill his responsibilities.
On Tuesday, the VP opposed the Democrats’ demand in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The pressure on him was described by Pence as’ political games.’
“Under our Constitution the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent”, he said.
On Monday, they introduced an article of impeachment against the outgoing American leader.