After previously impeaching President Trump, and then threatening to do it again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her faithful Democratic colleagues are now suggesting that they have another route to remove the Commander in Chief from office.
Trump’s impeachment remains on his record, much like Bill Clinton’s, with both men suffering the indignity of the affair while remaining in office via a Senate acquittal. Pelosi herself was instrumental in pushing that effort forward, with big help from House Rep. Adam Schiff, with the two consistently demeaning the President as “unfit” for office during public speaking appearances.
Now, with less than 30 days remaining until the election, Pelosi is again looking to utilize a procedural weapon against the President, this time hinting that the 25th Amendment could be employed to remove him from office.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a dramatic announcement during her weekly press conference Thursday by telling reporters that she intends to discuss a constitutional measure to remove President Trump from office, following questions regarding Trump’s health as he recovers from coronavirus.
The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become acting president if is determined that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
“Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow,” Pelosi said. “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment.”
Pelosi had earlier questioned the status of Trump’s health, as well as exactly how long he has had COVID-19.
The tactic has little chance for success, however, as it would require the Vice President to declare the President unable to perform the duties of his office. Given the state of the relationship between Mike Pence and Donald Trump, the entire scheme seems to be dead on arrival.
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