Pelosi Teases Using 25th Amendment to Unseat Trump Before the Election
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday hinted President Donald Trump could possibly be removed from his office using the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment. Pelosi said to reporters during her weekly press briefing, “Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow — come here tomorrow. We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."
Using the 25th Amendment to essentially undo the 2016 presidential election has been a topic of discussion among Democrats Never Trump Republicans since Trump first stepped into the White House.
Under this amendment, if a president cannot perform his or her constitutional duties due to illness, death and Congress cannot confirm a successor, that role goes to the Speaker of the House.
President Nancy Pelosi.
This is a highly unlikely scenario, but that fact still won't stop her from wanting to bring up the 25th Amendment.
She isn't the only one. After it was announced that President Trump and First Lady Melania were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, interest in the 25th Amendment rose online.
CBS News reported, "(T)he news of his positive coronavirus test drove an immediate surge in Google searches for the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which lays out the succession for the executive branch should the president be incapacitated or deemed unable to carry out the duties of the presidency."
When White House communications director Alyssa Farah was asked if Vice President Mike Pence might have to become Acting President while Trump was at Walter Reed, she replied, simply...
"The president is in charge."
The Democrats have been trying to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election since Donald Trump set foot in the White House in January 2017.
That they would now bring up the 25th Amendment should surprise no one.