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Vice President Pence Rejects Pelosi's Plan to Use 25th Amendment to Oust Trump

Vice President Mike Pence officiates as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday rejecting her demand that he invoke the 25th Amendment in an effort to oust President Trump just one week before the last day of his term.

Pence wrote, "With just eight days left in the President's term, you and the Democratic caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution."

"Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power 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."

"I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment," Pence said.

Democrats were already planning to impeach President Trump on Wednesday morning. You can follow those events here on CBNNews.com starting at 9 a.m.

Here's the entire letter from the vice president:

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