The 25th Amendment, a little-known part of the Constitution enacted after the Kennedy assassination, establishes a procedure for removing presidents from office if they are somehow unable to do the job. It’s never been used by a political party as a threat against a sitting president. Thanks to the Democrat Party, that’s changed.
In the past few weeks, several Democrats have talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office due to alleged mental illness. Yes, apparently, Trump’s practice of doing exactly what he said during the campaign he was going to do — which got him elected in the first place — is totally insane to the Democrats.
The latest Democrat to invoke the 25th Amendment was Rep. Jackie Spier. The California congresswoman appeared on CNN this weekend to say that Trump “has got to get a grip. The 25th Amendment is there if the president becomes incapacitated.”
She’s hardly the only one. Breitbart reported that fellow California Democrat Rep. Karen Bass had started a petition to have the president psychiatrically evaluated, presumably with an eye toward 25th Amendment removal.
“I think it is a legitimate issue to raise. I am not a mental health professional, so I don’t know in terms of any sort of medical expertise on this. But I do see and hear the same things that other people see and hear, and a lot of people have concluded that what’s going on is not normal. So what do I do with that as a member of Congress?” Lieu said.