WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn delivered the following remarks as prepared on the House floor today ahead of the vote invoking the 25th amendment:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution.
“In recent days, it has become indisputable that this President is unable to uphold his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.
“On the contrary, he is only capable of attacking the Constitution.
“Never before has a President sought to overturn a fair and secure election, threatening state election officials to manufacture fraudulent votes.
“Never before has a President incited mob violence to block certification of his opponent’s victory.
“Never before has a President refused to immediately condemn and demand the cessation of an attack on our country.
“The devastating bruises on our nation’s soul can only begin to heal by removing the weapon used to bludgeon us. The Vice President must invoke the 25th amendment now to immediately remove power from this dangerous President.
“If the Vice President fails in his executive duty – as he has indicated he plans to – this legislative body will vote tomorrow to impeach.”