Hagedorn Statement on Democrats’ Effort to Invoke 25th Amendment

January 12, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) tonight will vote against H. Res. 21 – Calling on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment. Ahead of the vote, Rep. Hagedorn issued the following statement:

“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.”

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.