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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:41 AM

Mehdi Hasan: It's Time to Use the 25th Amendment


DEAR MR. VICE PRESIDENT,

It’s time. We can’t wait any longer. You need to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

You know what it says: “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

The truth of the matter is that President Trump does not have the mental capability to “discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Amid an unprecedented political, economic, and public health crisis, the commander-in-chief is unwell — and unfit.

You know this. On Friday, you were standing next to the president in the White House briefing room when NBC correspondent Peter Alexander asked him what he had to say to Americans who “are scared right now” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump responded with inexplicable rage, denouncing Alexander as a “terrible reporter” for asking a “nasty” question, and then mocking the owners of NBC — telecom giant Comcast — as “Con-cast.” ......(more)

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/23/25th-amendemnt-pence-remove-trump/



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:46 AM

1. Yes. Up until this time, wasn't really enthusiastic because Pence would take over. However with

trump out of the picture, the Coronavirus Task Force will work more efficiently without all the obsequious praise for the bumbling fool.

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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:46 PM

2. Pointless. Takes two thirds vote of both houses.

If the President disagrees it takes a two thirds vote in each house.

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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:10 PM

3. Long past time, but we know it won't happen.

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