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Democrats Strike Back: Say ‘You’re Fired’ To Trump

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Democrats Strike Back: Say ‘You’re Fired’ To Trump

It’s now a growing agenda among some House Democratic leadership; they are on a mission to educate the American public about the unknown power of the 25th Amendment. It’s the power that could enable the people to say to President Trump: “You’re fired!”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), and a growing group of Democratic co-signers have presented a bill that could force Trump from office if he were found mentally or physically unfit. The legislation was introduced in April and has been gaining steam in the past week because of Trump’s Twitter tirade.
“Given Donald Trump’s continued erratic and baffling behavior, is it any wonder why we need to pursue this legislation?” asked Rep. Darren Soto, D-Florida, a co-signer. “The mental and physical health of the leader of the United States and the free world is a matter of great public concern.”
If the bill is successful, it would create an 11 member bipartisan commission known as an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity. They would be responsible to examine the president and evaluate his mental and physical faculties. This bill would take advantage of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, which enables the vice president to remove the president if he or she has the consent of the majority of the Cabinet or “such other body as Congress.” This body would have to believe the the president cannot “discharge the powers and duties of the office.” If all in the bill goes as planned, the bipartisan committee could become this “other body” to make the decision with the vice president.
The Oversight Commission would evaluate whether Trump “is temporarily or permanently impaired by physical illness or disability, mental illness, mental deficiency, or alcohol or drug use to the extent that the person lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to execute the powers and duties of the office of President.”
When the bill was initially introduced, 20 members signed on, but the number now is growing. But those behind the legislation say it isn’t just about Trump and shouldn’t be voted on by party lines. Raskin, a former constitutional law professor, said on CNN’s “Outfront,” “We’ve got to make sure that we have a president who is able faithfully to discharge the duties of office. This is not just for one president — it’s for all of the presidents. And I think we can come together in a bipartisan way.”
The White House has not responded to multiple requests for comments. What kind of comments do you have?
Credit: NBC News

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