In the wake of the Capitol Hill insurrection on Jan. 6, calls for Trump's early removal from office before Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20 have heightened. One route members of Congress have proposed implored Vice President Mike Pence to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, which states:
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Despite calls from Congress, Pence hasn't indicated that he will pursue invoking the 25th Amendment prompting Trump to declare the move a dead-end. "Free speech is under assault like never before. The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for," Trump said during an appearance in Alamo, TX.
"The impeachment hoax is the continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country and is causing tremendous anger and division and pain, far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time," he continued.
He later condemned the actions taken by those at the Capitol last week and said it's time for the country "to heal." Despite further condemnation of the Capitol Building rioters, Trump hasn't indicated he's reflected on how his actions incited the events that unfolded on Jan 6.