Mr Pence, Remove Trump From Office, For the Good of the Nation and the World

Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, the vice president, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” can remove the president for being “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” No doubt the mere mention of incapacitation would summon a horde of lawyers to Washington to contest it or the meaning of every term.

But it is plain that the 25th Amendment does give a role to Cabinet members that is not generally considered when they are up for confirmation. This time, however, they should all be asked whether they are aware of the 25th Amendment and, if need be, whether they would be willing to implement it. Some would say that they do not respond to hypotheticals, but a willingness to abide by the Constitution is not a hypothetical. It is, instead, a grave duty.

Mr Pence, do it.

One thought on “Mr Pence, Remove Trump From Office, For the Good of the Nation and the World

  1. Bob Schilaci 7 Feb 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Pence is no bargain!

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