Mike Pence has just confirmed that he won't be invoking the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office following the violent Capitol riots held by Trump supporters last week.

Here's the full story...

Now, this whole nightmare started last week.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building after attending one of President Trump's rallies...

And they were seen ruthlessly breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chanting "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

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And photos showing them looting objects and trashing rooms quickly started circulating online.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

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And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

This was history in the making...


And this was also, undeniably, the biggest security breach since 9/11.

When the chaos finally resided, it was confirmed that there had been 5 fatalities within the Capitol.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other 4 fatalities remain unclear.

"One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

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Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them, "Go home, we love you, you're very special."

But following these messages, all of his social media accounts were suspended indefinitely for "promoting violence."

Days on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...

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Including the people who were the main targets of the attacks - those in Congress.

It was clear that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was one of the primary targets in the riots...

With her office being angrily looted and trashed by numerous rioters.

Pelosi took part in an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes this week...

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And she got visibly emotional when talking about the riots and how she narrowly missed the conflict.

"What happened was a terrible, terrible, violation of the Capitol by the president of the United States."

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She said that it was clear that the riot was a "well-organized group with leadership, guidance, and direction."

"They were vocally saying, 'Where's the Speaker? We know she has staff, we're going to find them.' The president said 'Go home!' but it was them who went on with his lies, his misrepresentations, his delusion that he won on a landslide in this election."

President Trump has been blamed directly for the chaos...

And, after hearing him tell his supporters to "fight for their country", millions of people have been calling for him to be removed from office immediately.

But of course...


Trump has continued to insist that he didn't encourage his supporters to carry out these acts of violence, and that he's done absolutely nothing wrong.

Nancy Pelosi and numerous members of the House have been actively pursuing the impeachment of Trump since the riots...


And earlier this week, they voted in favor of invoking the 25th amendment of the U.S Constitution, which would deem the president unfit for office and have him replaced by the vice president.

However, the only person who would be able to invoke the 25th amendment is the vice president, Mike Pence...


And of course, it's really not hard to predict what decision Pence will be making!

Well, it has been revealed today that Pence has decided to not invoke the 25th amendment.


Pence's office made public a letter he sent to Pelosi, just as the House prepares to vote on a resolution urging him and the cabinet to invoke the amendment.

"Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcomes 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," the letter wrote.

Pence said that the 25th Amendment was designed to address presidential incapacity or disability, not "a means of punishment or usurpation."


He did not bring up the possibility of impeachment in his letter, but wrote that he wanted to urge members of Congress to "avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment."

You can read Pence's full letter here:

Make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.