Former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?”

----Vanity Fair

Views: 89

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 12, 2017 at 12:08pm

Not gonna happen...

Image result for you're fired cabinet meme

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 12, 2017 at 1:13pm

That fact alone - abysmal gnorance - should be reason enough to invoke the 25th.

Comment by Ron Powell on October 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

@Amy;  Some of them are snakes that won't hesitate to bite Trump in the ass if given the opportunity to do so. 

Comment by Ron Powell on October 12, 2017 at 2:05pm

@RR; Abysmal ignorance alone is not enough.

Perhaps it should be, but the 25th Amendment requires more than a showing of abject stupidity and/or lack of knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the way our government functions.

Comment by Ron Powell on October 12, 2017 at 2:15pm

The 25th Amendment:

Section 4.  Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Comment by koshersalaami on October 12, 2017 at 4:07pm

I'm with Amy. If it hasn't happened by now, I'm not sure I see it.

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 14, 2017 at 6:23am

The 25th Amendment is designed to provide a swift transfer of power when the president is obviously disable. Applying it because of irregularly irrational acts is something no one wants to do because the slope is too slippery. 

And then there is the problem of Pence...

Comment

You need to be a member of Our Salon to add comments!

Join Our Salon

NEW BLOG POSTS

So Sayeth the Sage

Posted by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Big Opportunities Coming!

Posted by Phyllis on December 17, 2017 at 2:58pm 2 Comments

Writers Competition

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on December 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 10 Comments

who's next

Posted by ABG 2.0 on December 17, 2017 at 6:24am 1 Comment

Christmas Again Baby

Posted by Doc Vega on December 17, 2017 at 4:40am 3 Comments

Photo A Day - Day 2

Posted by lorianne on December 16, 2017 at 10:16pm 8 Comments

dire prediction

Posted by ABG 2.0 on December 16, 2017 at 11:51am 12 Comments

© 2017   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service