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Vice President Mike Pence sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter saying he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power despite the House ultimately backing a resolution that urged Pence to do so.
In a vote that wrapped up around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the House voted 223-205 to approve the resolution, which can't actually force the vice president's hand.
Democrats will vote to impeach Trump Wednesday, with at least five House Republicans expected to join their ranks.
'I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with the Constitution,' Pence said in the letter to Pelosi. 'Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.'
Pence's letter came as the House was holding procedural votes on the resolution.
No Republicans joined on until the final vote - with Rep. Adam Kinzinger joining Democrats in the push to have Pence to use the 25th.
Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter Tuesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power with eight days left in the Trump-Pence administration