Documentary film footage from a British filmmaker caught Vice President Mike Pence’s reaction as the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded from the chamber that he invoke the 25th amendment to remove Donald Trump as president during the final days of his term.
Mr Pence, who ultimatley did not invoke the 25th amendment, appears nonplussed in the footage.
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the Vice President to remove this President by immediately invoking the 25th amdendment,” Ms Pelosi is heard saying in the documentary clip. “If the Vice President and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
Mr Pence is seen watching the hearing process unfold — at one point clearing his throat and reading a copy of a document or message on his phone and asking an aide to print him off a hard copy.
The documentary states on a screen at the end of the clip that Mr Pence, who was a focal point of plots to overturn the result of the 2020 election and keep Donald Trump in power, declined to talk about the events of January 6.
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