House Speaker Pelosi Questions Trump’s Fitness as Vice President Pence Returns to D.C.

HeadlineOct 09, 2020

On Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday President Trump is in an “altered state right now,” and announced a plan to create a commission to review Trump’s fitness for office.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “His disassociation from reality would be funny if it weren’t so deadly.”

Any move by the House to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump would require the agreement of Vice President Mike Pence. On Thursday, Pence canceled plans to travel to Indiana today, where he was scheduled to cast an early vote. Pence is instead heading to Washington, D.C. His abrupt schedule change set off a flurry of speculation on whether the vice president might also have COVID-19, though a spokesperson told reporters late Thursday, “Nobody’s sick. There’s no positive tests.”

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