Three weeks ahead of a Presidential election, the Speaker of the House for the United States of America, wants to discuss the use of our 25th Amendment – which allows the Vice President and Congress in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation – to possibly remove the President from office.
Pelosi has proposed a new “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office” in an effort to “ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office.”
She’d need the Senate, and the Vice President’s approval and that’s not going to happen.
So, if you’re Pelosi why do it? (I mean this is a rather big deal, right? The Speaker of the House if leveling a pretty hefty charge…suggesting he’s not mentally capable of, or healthy enough to be, President?)
Perhaps she wants to distract from the President’s efforts to declassify all documents surrounding Hillary Clinton, her server, and the role our intelligence community and the Obama Administration may have played in the scandal?
Or, perhaps she is just trying to appeal to her party’s base?
Or, maybe this is to be on record should Biden win and they need to move his Vice President into the slot?
Whatever the reason, suggesting the 25th amendment weeks ahead of an election feels like an extraordinarily political move and could backfire on the Democrat party.
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