Removing Trump? Hollywood Liberal Learns About The 25th Amendment The Hard Way

With the Left convinced that President Donald Trump is mentally unstable, actor Michael Ian Black had a serious question regarding whether the president’s cabinet have a legal obligation to intervene. On Twitter, he asked, “Does a cabinet member or senior staffer who believes the president is mentally incapacitated bear any legal responsibility if that person does not come forward with that information?”

Michael Ian Black

@michaelianblack

Hypothetically speaking, does a Cabinet member or senior staffer who believes the president is mentally incapacitated bear any legal responsibility if that person does not come forward with that information?

Toxic Masculini-G@TCC_Grouchy
Replying to @michaelianblack

You civics lesson for today: the 25th Amendment allows the vice president & a majority of the Cabinet to recommend the removal of the POTUS in cases where he is “unable to discharge the powers & duties of his office,” and allows the House and Senate to confirm the recommendation

Our friends at Twitchy captured this exchange. In short, Mr. Black got a quick lesson in the 25th Amendment of the Constitution in which there is no legal requirement within the document that would force anyone in the Trump administration to entertain this whacko theory that he’s unstable that permeates left wing blogs. It doesn’t exist. The only avenue this strategy works is if a majority of the cabinet and the vice president think the president can’t carry out his duties, and then he’s removed. But that won’t happen. Even a psychologist chimed in and said this 25th Amendment push is a fool’s errand. Trump will remain president. Period. Instead of these acid trips, focus on winning election, which Democrats have started to do towards the tail end of 2017. This road to impeachment and removal from office due to some incapacity is not the road you want to go down, especially if the only reason is that you don’t like the person.

SECTION 1

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

SECTION 2

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

SECTION 3

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

SECTION 4

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.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days 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. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

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