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Democrats push toward second Trump impeachment, Republican support uncertain By Reuters

Democrats push toward second Trump impeachment, Republican support uncertain By Reuters
Democrats push toward second Trump impeachment, Republican support uncertain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also asked members to draft legislation aimed at invoking the Constitution's 25th Amendment, which allows for stripping the powers from a president unable to fulfill the duties of the office.Democrats have pressed Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, but he has opposed the idea, an adviser said.CNN reported late Saturday that the vice president had not ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment, citing a source close to him, but that some in Pence's team worried any effort to remove Trump could provoke the president to more rash behavior that might put the country at risk.President Donald Trump for a historic second time gained momentum over the weekend, although it looked far from certain whether enough Republicans would back the move with just days left in his term.

"Impeaching President Donald Trump with 12 days remaining in his presidency would only serve to further divide the country," said White House spokesman Judd Deere (NYSE: DE ).The intensifying effort to oust Trump has drawn scattered support from Republicans, whose party has been divided by the president's actions.

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