According to the Washington Post, Raskin’s bill would activate a probe into whether President Trump has been too far “incapacitated” to continue as the leader of the free world.
The 25th Amendment deals mainly with presidential succession, denoting that the vice president would take over for a deceased or removed president, and so on.
Raskin said his legislation would focus on Section 4 of the 1967 amendment, which reads in part:
“Whenever the vice president and a majority of … bod[ies] such as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the president pro-tempore of the Senate and 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.”
Raskin said he is concerned that “something is seriously wrong” with Trump, citing a “sustained pattern of behavior” and several “errant and seemingly deranged tweets.”
“It certainly doesn’t feel like the ship is on an even course right now,” he said.
This desperation is starting to smell funny.
Let’s face it, this is yet another item the Dems have been threatening since Trump was elected. It appears they may try to move forward on it.
New rule: if you pull this stunt and fail, you get removed from office. Sound good?
We could support it with clips of Nancy Pelosi trying to make speeches, Maxine Waters claiming 700 billion people are going to die if Obamacare is repealed, the tweets of most of these people, and the eagerness with which they jump at breaking laws with things like sanctuary cities for criminal aliens.
Again, this is going nowhere. Above everything else, Mike Pence would need to sign off on it. I don’t see that happening.
I’ll say this, when it comes time for electing these people into another term of office, if you sit out the vote, you are part of the problem.