Democrats are pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to gather the cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
Pence hasn’t tipped his hand on how he will handle the matter.
And now Mike Pence and Donald Trump had one meeting that just changed everything.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence have not spoken since the riot at the Capitol last Wednesday.
President Trump became upset with Pence because the President thought Pence could reject what the President believed were fraudulent slates of electors.
Pence argued that he had no such authority and two men saw their working relationship splinter.
Some Washington, D.C. insiders wondered if the fracturing relationship between Pence and Trump meant that Pence might be more willing to go along with the Democrats’ demand that he convene the cabinet and remove the President from office via the 25th Amendment.
That changed on Monday when the President and Vice President met at the White House for a “good conversation.”
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had a “good conversation” at the White House on Monday evening, a senior administration official said, marking the end of a silent period in their relationship after the riot at the Capitol last week.
The conversation was their first since the Republican president lambasted Pence on Wednesday for not seeking to block the certification in Congress of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
This should ease fears among Trump supporters that Vice President Pence would lead a rebellion to oust President Trump in his final days in office.
And that should also preserve some political viability for Mike Pence going forward.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.