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Washington (KROC AM News) - Minnesota’s four Republican Congressional members were in the minority Tuesday when the US House approved a resolution that called on Vice President Pence to activate the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump.

Voting against the resolution were Minnesotans Michelle Fischbach, Tom Emmer, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber.

Hagedorn - who represents southeast Minnesota - issued this statement prior to the vote:

“On January 20th, a new president will be sworn in. President-elect Biden and other Democrats have called for national unity. Yet, House Democrats are focused on futile efforts to force cabinet officers to deploy a process that has been used far more often in television dramas than in real life. Such a maneuver is divisive and not appropriate in this case.

“In the past several weeks, we have seen an alarming trend of far-left activists, members of Congress, the tech industry, and the media seeking to silence and delegitimize anyone who dares to dissent from their worldview. Now, House Democrats are attempting to use powers not afforded to them by the Constitution to prematurely end a presidency they have undermined, harassed, wrongfully impeached, and falsely accused of criminal activity since before it even began.

“Speaker Pelosi and her caucus need to put aside their continued attempts to further divide and destabilize the country. It’s time they focus on putting the American people first.”

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