A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill that would let the vice president and former presidents collaborate to decide if a president is fit for office.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the bill Monday during the House of Representatives’ two-week recess, The Hill reports.
The bill would target the 25th Amendment, which mandates that the vice president becomes the president if the latter dies or resigns. It also lets the vice president take over if he or she and a majority of Cabinet officers agree to it.
That’s not going to go anywhere. The flaws in this bill are amazing.
- Any time a president from an opposing party to the current president is elected, the current president is going to claim they are unfit. I say this because our politicians have the maturity levels of toddlers and the entire world knows it. Yes, Obama would have declared Trump unfit. But let’s be honest, under this bill if a dem gets elected after Trump, Trump would deem them unfit, too.
- This would be a staunch punch in the face to American voters because it would deem the elected president not an elected president but a chosen successor. We are not a monarchy. The people vote. The states are supposed to vote as the people in their state voted (even though some states are trying to change their laws to unconstitutionally change that). The electoral votes are tallied and the president is chosen by the states. Under this bill, the president would basically be chosen by the current president.
- Wouldn’t this be handy if a president didn’t win a second term and was bitter about it?