In reviewing the US Constitution for protocol regarding the death of a president while in office, it’s obvious what happens next: the Vice President would take the helm. But suppose the president becomes incapacitated, then what? In that case, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment specifies the procedure.
If one liberal Congressman’s bill were to become law, Barack Obama, Al Gore, and Bill Clinton could sit in judgement over whether President Trump should remain in office.
This leftist Congressman wants to make a significant law change without amending the Constitution in what is simply an attack on President Trump. To do so, he has introduced a bill that would give Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and other democrats the power to remove President Trump based on THEIR judgement of his fitness to serve.
While its a bill that’s unlikely to pass and would never be signed by the president, it illustrates the depth of the defeat experienced by the Democrats last November.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s bill would essentially amend the 25th Amendment without going through the amendment process. For a civics refresher, recall that it is “the 25th Amendment, which deals with presidential succession. The amendment says that if the president is unable to carry out his duties, the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could remove him.”
In a completely transparent and utterly outrageous attack on President Trump and the Constitution, Blumenaurer’s bill “would allow former presidents and vice presidents to help decide whether to remove a president because of mental incapacity, The Hill reported.”
“It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office,” Blumenauer said in a statement. In some cases, it’s hard to imagine a worse group.
Don’t give him any ideas, but he could make the bill even worse by adding the current president’s vanquished opponent to that list.
Is the timing if this bill a coincidence? Hardly.
“Lest you try to defend Blumenauer by claiming the timing of this legislation’s introduction is just a coincidence, don’t worry. Blumenauer already took that argument away from you all by himself.”
“‘The erratic behavior of Donald Trump has raised new questions about his mental and emotional capacity to discharge the tremendous burdens of the most powerful position in the world,’ Blumenauer wrote in a February op-ed for Oregon Live.”
Can you imagine a more absurd and dangerous situation than the one Blumenauer’s bill would create? It would give past presidents and past vice-presidents enormous power to coerce the current president into following their dictates.
Perhaps Mr. Blumenauer would support the idea of a committee of past Congressmen having the power to determine whether he’s fit to serve. Apparently the voters in his district aren’t doing such a good job at that.
Source: Conservative Tribune