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Ex-education secretary says she talked to Pence about removing Trump after January 6

President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos after their November 18, 2016 meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.  (AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Drew Angerer)
President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos after their November 18, 2016 meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Drew Angerer)

Former Education Secretary Betsy Devos tells USA Today that she raised the idea of invoking the 25th amendment to remove then-president Donald Trump from office following the January 6 insurrection.

Devos says she brought the idea up with other cabinet members including then-vice president Mike Pence but that the latter was against the idea.

“I spoke with the vice president and just let him know I was there to do whatever he wanted and needed me to do or help with, and he made it very clear that he was not going to go in that direction or that path,” DeVos says. “I spoke with colleagues. I wanted to get a better understanding of the law itself and see if it was applicable in this case. There were more than a few people who had those conversations internally.”

The revelation comes hours before the House of Representatives is slated to convene the first hearing of the January 6 committee tasked with probing the Capitol riot and the former president’s role in it.

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