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Mike Pence: 'Why Would We' Use the 25th Amendment?

The vice president also offers to take a lie-detector test
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2018 11:45 AM CDT
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to airmen during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.   (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

(Newser) – Think Vice President Pence penned the anonymous New York Times op-ed that set Washington on fire this week? Well, he's willing to take a lie-detector test: "I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do," he says on Fox News Sunday, per Fox News. He declined to say whether other officials should take polygraph tests, saying that's President Trump's decision, but he took aim at the op-ed author: "If they are that senior administration official—they're violating an oath, not to the president, but to the Constitution." Asked by host Margaret Brennan whether anyone in the West Wing had discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, CNN reports that Pence said: "No. Never. Why would be we, Margaret?" For more on the op-ed and other flare-ups of the week:

  • Call the cops? "There can be an investigation if there is criminal activity, perhaps," says Kellyanne Conway on CNN's State of the Union about the op-ed writer, per the Hill. "Anybody who would do this, you don’t know what else they’re saying. I have literally no idea, nor do you, what else this person has divulged."

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