Betsy DeVos admitted that she supported the use of the 25th amendment on Trump and, when Pence said no, she resigned.
She said Pence told her he would not support the use of the 25th amendment and that her support would be needed for such an effort to be successful.
“I spoke to the vice president and let him know that I was there to do whatever he wanted and needed me to do or help, and he made it clear he wasn’t going in that direction or that path,” DeVos told USA Today. . “I talked to colleagues. I wanted to understand the law itself better and see if it was applicable in this case. There were more than a few people who had those conversations internally. “
DeVos resigned the day after Pence said he did not support using the 25th Amendment on Trump.
Betsy DeVos is not a hero. As Secretary of Education, she tried to destroy the public education system in the United States, but she too realized that Trump had lost it and could not support domestic terrorism.
The same people who slander 1/6 hearings today, like Kevin McCarthy, has openly talked about using the 25th Amendment to get rid of Trump. McCarthy turned him down because the process took too long.
Forget the GOP propaganda campaign. Republicans know what happened on 1/6 and who was responsible. Trump’s own party was ready to remove him with the 25th amendment after 1/6.
This fact says more about what really happened than Trump’s Republican defense today.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in political science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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