U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Betsy DeVos said she resigned after she learned that Trump wouldn’t be removed from office by the 25th Amendment.
DeVos confirmed that she had conversations about the 25th Amendment after the Capitol riot.
DeVos served as Trump’s education secretary. 

In the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she resigned from her Cabinet position after she learned that Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

“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 told USA Today columnist Ingrid Jacques in her first public interview about her decision to step down on January 7, 2021.

“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,” she added, confirming reports at the time that Cabinet members were having discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment. 

The 25th Amendment allows a vice president to assume the presidency so long as he and a majority of the Cabinet members approve. But after Pence opposed such efforts, DeVos decided to leave the Trump administration that same day, Jacques reported. 

DeVos has not spoken with Trump since, she told Jacques.

DeVos’ comments come ahead of the release of her new book, “Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child,” which comes out on June 21. The book discusses the education system in the United States and highlights DeVos’ time working for Trump in his one term up until her resignation.

In the book, DeVos recounted the attack on the Capitol on January 6 and wrote it was her breaking point with supporting Trump. 

“To me, there was a line in the sand. It wasn’t about the election results. It was about the values and image of the United States. It was about public service rising above self. The president had lost sight of that,” she wrote, according to USA Today.

DeVos told Jacques that what happened on January 6 was “not defensible in any way” and …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

Betsy DeVos says she resigned after learning Pence wouldn’t support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump in wake of Capitol riot

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