Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Calls on Vice President to Invoke the 25th Amendment

Washington | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Alexis Torres, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), January 12, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding his vote, and co-sponsorship, on the resolution calling on Vice President Pence and Cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment:

“On January 6th, we witnessed the first mass breach of the Capitol since the War of 1812. The president’s dangerous rhetoric incited a group of his supporters to attack the national legislature, forcing members of Congress to evacuate a joint session certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. This mob vandalized congressional offices, looted items, and broke into the Senate Chamber where the Vice President presided moments before. The chaos left five people dead, including a Capitol Police Officer.

“Clearly, our current president is unable to adhere to the oath of office, which calls for him to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ I call on Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to invoke Section IV of the 25th Amendment in order to protect our country. We need to move beyond partisanship and politics and recognize that our democracy requires Mr. Pence to become acting president so we can have a peaceful transfer of power on January 20th. I have hope that our Vice President and the Cabinet will step up and guide us through this dark time in our Republic.”

Read the resolution here.