The Trump administration is trying to force the resignation of the president over his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
A live broadcast on the White House’s website and a tweet from Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said that Pence would resign if President Donald Trump fired the FBI director.
The announcement was made by Conway on Twitter, saying that she and her brother were going to vote for Trump and that she would be voting for him in the next election.
We all know he is a strong supporter of our country and our troops, she said.
We believe the American people deserve to see a full and independent investigation into his actions.
Trump is under intense pressure from his allies to act on the FBI probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which is being led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pence has refused to commit to any actions to remove the president, who is being investigated by Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
We are going to keep him there, the president told The Associated Press on Friday.
Pence is expected to meet with President Trump next week and Trump has not publicly announced the meeting, but a White House official said on Friday that Pence is expected at a meeting with Trump next Monday.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
A senior administration official said that the White Senate will be meeting next week to discuss the FBI investigation and that Trump has told Pence he will not resign until the investigation is finished.
The president’s decision to fire Comey came as Comey was leading the FBI’s Russia probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The FBI director testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee last week that he was fired for refusing to stop the Russia probe.