US Vice President Mike Pence will not invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – Vice President Pence argued it would set a terrible precedent, and such a course of action is not in the best interest of the nation.
The decision means the House of Representatives is almost certain to hold a vote to impeach the President.
Liz Cheney, the third highest ranked Republican in congress said she will vote to impeach President Trump for his role in the Capitol Hill protest.
Ms Cheney in a statement said, “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”
President Trump said his speech before the riots was “totally appropriate”.