Hey, Dems! The 25th Amendment isn’t interchangeable with the impeachment process. (Photo Credit: Law Newz)
The Left, with the assistance of many in the media and a handful of Republicans, have relentlessly protested Everything Donald Trump since just moments after he won the election last November, a win that few saw coming. Most of the grievances are made-up at best, and full-blown slander at worst. And the protesters are not just random people waving professionally-printed signs, blocking traffic, and screaming in the faces of anyone with whom they disagree; they include legions of Democrat representatives. So what’s their latest scheme? Why, using the 25th Amendment to the very Constitution they’ve spent the past eight years running through a shredder. In lieu of impeachment, which is simply not gonna happen, Democrat reps are looking to paint Donald Trump as unstable, and therefore unsuitable to keep the office he now holds. From Instapundit:
So now, there is increasing discussion of the 25th Amendment. The 1967 amendment, which has its roots in the Kennedy assassination, covers ways to replace an incapacitated president. Up until now, its most-discussed provision was a measure by which the president could inform the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate that he, the president, can no longer perform the duties of office, whereupon those two officials would declare the vice president the acting president, until such time as the president informed them that he was again able to perform his duties. The amendment has been used or considered for cases in which the president underwent surgery or was under anesthesia.
Now, however, The Resistance is looking at Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, which would allow the vice president and a majority of cabinet officers, or the vice president and a majority “of such other body as Congress may by law provide,” to declare the president unable to serve, making the vice president the acting president.
Behold the brilliance of Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier:
Rep. Jackie Speier, Mental Health Expert (Photo Credit: ABC News)
SPEIER: “I think that we have got to be very careful. He needs to start acting presidential. He needs to start recognizing that as president you don’t go around and shoot down the media as if it’s, you know, some kind of a game you’re playing. You don’t take on people saying nasty things about them. You don’t take foreign leaders and hang up the phone with them or besmirch them as he has with some of the European leaders. He has got to get a grip. So the 25th Amendment is there if a president becomes incapacitated. Woodrow Wilson was incapacitated, his wife actually was the president in waiting for most of the end of his term. Certainly Eleanor Roosevelt played a role. I don’t believe that Melania Trump is in a position to do that but certainly —”
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