Vice President Mike Pence rejected the call to remove Donald Trump from power by approving the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
In response, in a letter, Pence told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he would not invoke the amendment to oust Trump from office. Pence told Pelosi that he did not think that invoking the amendment is in the nation's best interest or consistent with the American Constitution. Pence also encouraged lawmakers to avoid taking measures that divide and further inflame current passions. He added that the amendment was designed to address the president's incapacity or disability.
Subsequently, the House moved forward with the process of Impeachment against Trump. On January 13, the House voted 232 to 197 to impeach Trump. This is the first time a president has been impeached twice. Ten Republicans also joined all Democrats to impeach Trump for "incitement of insurrection." The matter has now moved to the Senate; however, a trial will not be carried out before Trump leaves office as the Senate will not be back for a session before January 20.