Nearly a week after the horrific and deadly protest event that transpired in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump made his first comments on the situation during a trip to Texas to highlight the benefits of the border wall protecting the southern U.S. border.
According to Breitbart, as reporters questioned him about his thoughts on Democrats pushing for his removal via the invocation of the 25th Amendment, Trump suggested that President-elect Biden should be the one worried about the 25th Amendment, adding it will likely come back to haunt the new president.
“The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump said during his visit to Texas. “As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for.”
Trump was presumably referencing claims he made during the 2020 presidential campaign that Biden would eventually be removed by Congress using that Constitutional mechanism in order for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to take the reigns as president.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” Trump tweeted in September. “The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
Trump’s latest comments came just before a House vote in which Democrats attempted to compel Vice President Mike Pence to begin the process of invoking the amendment, which he promptly refused to do, saying that it would only harm American democracy and further the divide in this country.
According to the Associated Press, House Democrats and Republicans convened on Wednesday to debate the articles of impeachment that have already been drafted by House Democrats, with a vote on the matter to take place. Should the vote pass, the articles of impeachment will be transmitted to the U.S. Senate for a trial.
There is growing speculation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) could possibly side with Democrats and vote in favor of a conviction, which would likely open the door for a number of other moderate Republicans to follow suit, leading to the possible removal of Trump shortly before his term expires.