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PoliticsTrump's GOP Primary Challengers Float Invoking The 25th Amendment To Remove Him

00:30  26 august  2019
00:30  26 august  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.com

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The Twenty-fifth Amendment ( Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession and disability.

25 th Amendment . The 25 th Amendment , proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal , resignation, or incapacitation.

The two Republicans who have announced primary challenges to President Donald Trump have suggested that Cabinet officials should consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Trump's GOP Primary Challengers Float Invoking The 25th Amendment To Remove Him© Thomson Reuters 2020 Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who in April became the first Republican to jump into the race against Trump, tweeted Wednesday that the president is “a clear and present danger” to the U.S. with the hashtag ”#25thAmendment.”

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made a remark last year about secretly recording President Donald Trump and discussed invoking the 25 th Amendment in meetings with Justice Department and FBI officials, The New York Times reported.

The Trump administration was rocked Friday afternoon by a bombshell report saying Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording President Trump to expose chaos in the White House and enlisting Cabinet members to invoke the 25 th Amendment to remove him

Shortly after announcing his candidacy for the GOP’s presidential nomination on ABC’s “This Week,” former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois was asked if he believes the 25th Amendment should be invoked, as his fellow Trump primary challenger appeared to suggest.

“It should be looked at,” Walsh told host George Stephanopoulos. “We’ve never had a situation like this. You can’t believe a word [Trump] says. And again, I don’t care your politics ― that should concern you. He’s nuts. He’s erratic. He’s cruel. He stokes bigotry. He’s incompetent.”

“George, he’s a narcissist,” Walsh, who made a name for himself as a Tea Party activist, continued. “The only thing he cares about is Trump. He doesn’t give a damn about America.”

The 25th Amendment was ratified in 1967 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It specifies the presidential order of succession and, in part, outlines the process for removing a president from office.

According to the amendment, the removal process requires the vice president and a majority of Cabinet officials (or members of another group chosen by Congress) to declare that the president is unable to do his job. This process has never been invoked.

Democrats and other Trump critics have periodically called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked following some of the president’s most controversial moments.

Walsh says employing 25th Amendment 'should be looked at'

Walsh says employing 25th Amendment 'should be looked at' Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who announced on Sunday that he would challenge President Trump in the GOP primary, said that invoking the 25th Amendment and removing Trump from office "should be looked at."ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Walsh during an appearance on "This Week" about a tweet from another Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R), that mentioned the 25th Amendment, which provides procedures for replacing a president in the case of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation. "It should be looked at," Walsh said. "George, we've never had a situation like this. You can't believe a word he says.

Remove President Donald J Trump from Office by invoking the Constitutional provision in the 25 th amendment , section 4. He is unfit to administer the duties of his office due to evident mental imbalances exhibited by his delusional behavior, and persistent denial of provable facts.

In the piece entitled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," the unnamed official admits that there have been "whispers within the cabinet of invoking the The time to invoke the 25 th Amendment is now. Those serving in Trump ' s cabinet swore an oath to defend the Constitution.

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said in February that Justice Department officials had discussed whether Vice President Mike Pence and other executive officials would deem it necessary to remove Trump from office after he abruptly fired then-FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

The hashtag #25thAmendmentNow trended on Twitter last week after Trump lashed out at Denmark for refusing to sell Greenland and quoted a known conspiracy theorist who had called him the “King of Israel.”

“This is the man who has the nuclear codes,” Weld tweeted Wednesday. ”[Trump] is a clear and present danger―to our country, to the globe and to himself.”

George Conway, an attorney and husband to senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Wednesday that the hashtag was “quite understandably trending.” He has repeatedly accused Trump of being mentally unstable and a “pathological narcissist.”

The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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