Why did Pence cancel his planned trip to Indiana? Here's how it sparked support for Pelosi's 25th amendment talk

The 25th amendment relates to how to deal with a succession of the presidency should the president be incapacitated and unable to fulfill his duties


                            Why did Pence cancel his planned trip to Indiana? Here's how it sparked support for Pelosi's 25th amendment talk
Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump and Mike Pence (Getty Images)

Is Vice President Mike Pence okay? This question is not unusual given that the Covid-19 virus has infected the top echelons of politics in the White House, including President Donald Trump. Moreover, Pence has just canceled his trip to Indianapolis where he and his wife, Karen Pence, were due to cast their ballots at the Indianapolis City-County Building early on October 9. The statement from the Vice President’s office reportedly mentions that he and his wife look forward to rescheduling the trip shortly and the cancelation has nothing to do with Covid-19. 

More details regarding the postponement of the trip are not mentioned by the VP office. "Nobody's sick," said Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley, according to Newsweek. "There's no positive tests. The VP is planning on traveling on Saturday and Monday. We'll have more information on the vice president's schedule next week soon." Despite this, people speculate that maybe Pence's cancelation of the trip is related to Covid-19. They feel House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to evaluate the president’s fitness for office under the 25th amendment of the US constitution is right in such circumstances, in case Pence's health fails and Trump is already suffering from Covid-19.  
 
On October 8, Pelosi, and the representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, planned to introduce a bill on October 9 that would create a commission to evaluate the president’s fitness for office under the 25th amendment of the US constitution. As per The Guardian, Republicans have responded by accusing Democrats of a “coup”. 

The 25th amendment relates to how to deal with a succession of the presidency should the president be incapacitated and unable to fulfill his duties. The 25th amendment came into the spotlight after Trump's hospitalization and diagnosis with Covid-19. Trump has so far been against any such talks related to shifting of power in other hands and has spoken against Pelosi. He tweeted on October 8, “Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!”



 

Anyhow, the Internet has backed Pelosi after Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis and Pence’s cancelation of his trip to Indianapolis. They feel that if President and VP both contract the virus then the next in line will be Pelosi to take over power and for that shifting of power is necessary. A user wrote about Pence's health, “Vice President Mike Pence has just canceled his planned trip to Indiana tomorrow. His office has not provided a reason...Covid? Double 25th Amendment anyone?” A user tweeted, “Trump was rage tweeting about the 25th Amendment for quite awhile today, and then he stopped right after Pence announced he was canceling his events and heading back to DC. Trump hasn't tweeted since.”



 



 

Another wrote of Nancy coming to power if the POTUS and VP fail, “Well there is the insane time between the election & inauguration where such may be both more necessary & likely. The way things are progressing Trump & Pence could likely succumb to COVID. Hope that Pelosi stays healthy because the line of succession past her gets scary as f**k.” Another concurred, “It just occurred to me that Pelosi is pursuing this because she might think Pence is such a sycophant that he would cover up a Trump disability. As much as I disagree with him, I sense far more integrity than that.”



 



 

A user made a speculation of Trump’s health, “I find it interesting that not long after the Pence announcement, Trump's doctor issued another ‘update letter’ stating Trump completed Covid-19 treatment and can resume activities on Saturday. So my thought is they couldn't have both sick at the same time, Pence must be POSITIVE.” Another wrote that Trump fears Pelosi coming to power, “Trump is probably quivering in fear right now that Speaker Pelosi will end up acting President.” One user came in favor of Pelosi, “Pelosi wouldn’t be considering the 25th Amendment Bill if she weren’t deeply, genuinely alarmed. We should all share her alarm. Trump is not well. He is lying about his health. He is not leading our country. He is a danger to our national security.”



 



 



 

These remarks were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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