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Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms
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Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms

Bolstered by support from his deputy Mike Pence who opposed ousting the US president, Donald Trump denied responsibility yesterday for an assault on Congress by his supporters but now faces an all-but-certain second impeachment effort. With Republican backing for Trump eroding in the final days of his presidency, Pence served as an anchor, ruling out calls by Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment in order to remove the president from office. “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation,” Pence wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shortly before the House was set to vote on a measure calling on Pence to use the amendment to strip Trump of power. With that effort dead, Pelosi quickly announced her managers for the impeachment debat...
Covid-19: US Vice Prez Pence to not self-quarantine after aide tests positive
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Covid-19: US Vice Prez Pence to not self-quarantine after aide tests positive

United States Vice President Mike Pence is not planning to undergo self-quarantine after his aide tested positive for coronavirus, said his spokesperson, adding that Pence plans to be in at the White House on Monday. Devin O’Malley, the vice president’s spokesman, said Pence “will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine,” CNN reported. “Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House tomorrow,” O’Malley said in a statement. Another official said that Pence schedule will probably be on the lighter side for the next few days but he is not doing a full self-isolation. This comes after Katie Miller, the vice president’s press secretary, was notified Friday about the result of h...