Congressman Panetta, Colleagues Pass Resolution Compelling Vice President to Invoke 25th Amendment

January 12, 2021
Press Release

Watch Congressman Panetta speak in support of the resolution here.

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta voted for a resolution compelling Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump.  Congressman Panetta cosponsored the resolution after the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol that was instigated by the president and his allies.

“Last week, I immediately called on President Trump to resign.  The President hasn’t stepped down, so we are asking Vice President Mike Pence to step up and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the President from office,” said Congressman Panetta.  “Based on his actions before last week’s riot and his inaction during the riot, President Trump poses a danger to our country in his final days in office and must be removed so that we, as a nation, can move forward.”

Last week, Congressman Panetta and 31 of his colleagues called on Vice President Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.  Tonight, Congressman Panetta and his colleagues passed HR 21, compelling the Vice President to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office.