After questioning President Trump's sanity earlier in the week, it appears Democrats have found another narrative to cling to - invoke the 25th Amendment unless Trump "gets a grip."
With a growing number of Democrats openly questioning President Trump’s mental health.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution's procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a weekend interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” said that “a few” Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about Trump's mental health.
Justifying their questions by pointing to Trump’s habit of making demonstrably false claims.
“It’s not normal behavior. I don’t know anybody in a position of responsibility that doesn’t know if they’re being rained on. And nobody I work with serially offers up verifiably false statements on an ongoing basis,”
And now that narrative has grown louder as CNN's State of The Union just discussed invoking the 25th Amendment unless President Trump "gets a grip"
In fact, The Atlantic’s David Frum joked after the election, “Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Article 4. We’re all going to be talking a lot more about it in the months ahead.”
So, what’s Article 4 to the 25th Amendment? In the abstract, the amendment itself is about presidential succession, and includes language about the power of the office when a president is incapacitated. But Digby recently highlighted the specific text of growing relevance:
“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.”
What does that mean exactly?
Well, it means Congress isn’t the only institution that can remove a president from office between elections. Under the 25th Amendment, a sitting vice president and a majority of the executive branch’s cabinet could, on their own, agree to transfer power out of the hands of a sitting president. At that point, those officials would notify Congress, and the vice president would assume the office as the acting president.
Did you see the movie "Enemy Within" in that's movie what they attempted to do was use the 25th amendment to take over the government. These Globalist, who think they are above everyone but are so far below, never had an original idea, same old crap. This so called Senator FrankenStein should not even be a Senator as the way he got in!!!!
Nothing they do surprises me they are below contempt and traitors, so why would they not continue using the same old propaganda, deceitful Saul Alinsky playbook Rules for Radicals. Infiltrating and manipulating American institutions. You should read the "Shadow Party" by David Horowitz and Richard Poe.
"And what if the challenged president wasn’t on board with the plan to remove him/her from the office? According to a recent explainer, “If the president wants to dispute this move, he can, but then it would be up to Congress to settle the matter with a vote. A two-thirds majority in both houses would be necessary to keep the vice president in charge. If that threshold isn’t reached, the president would regain his powers.” All of this comes up in fiction from time to time, and in all likelihood, Americans will probably never see this political crisis play out in real life. And that’s probably a good thing: by all appearances, the intended purpose of the constitutional provision was to address a president with a serious ailment – say, a stroke, for example – in which he or she is alive, but unable to fulfill the duties of the office.
In other words, for the first time, the concept of a "soft palace coup" has been officially brought up on public media; we expect such speculation will only get louder.
The ball is now in Trump's court."
Another attempt to discredit our President of The United States of America.
It all boils down to the liberals, democrats, RINOs, progressives, what ever name one wishes to use telling US that We The People got it wrong in the election of Nov. 8, 2016, We should have, according to 'them' elected hillary r. clinton as president instead of election Donald J. Trump our President.
Well Trump has a grip on things but the problem here is the Democrats have been receiving free stuff for so long that they don't recognize that somebody has a grip on them. Democrats wake up it is now over a month past the change of the guard and our real President now in Donald Trump. Now most of the Democrats and Soros and Obama don't realize it be we have a LEADER in the White House. Don't take it out on all Democrats because there are a very small select few that are for the United States of America. Edie Burnice Johnson a Democrat from Dallas Texas has said publically on TV that she wants Trump to succede because that is good for America. There is the true test of any American. We should have been looking at her 8 years ago, we would have a much better America today.
All the democrats/communist congressman are mentally insane. No sense on reality. All should be take out of office because of mental insanity.
"Get's a grip?" The next grip Trump should get is around the throat of some of these idiots. I'm available, should he need some help!!!
They have to prove that the mental distress they claim he has effects his decisions, so far president Trump has made intelligent and reasonable decisions any normal person would make.. Just another failed attempt to oust president Trump.. Pretty soon we will start coming after these commies, as communism is still illegal in this country.
Yeah it got it's own party. Called the democratic party !
FRANKEN YOU ARE SCREW UP YOURSELF !! WHY SHOULD WE LISTEN TO HIM !!!!! HE IS ONE OF THE NUT CASES !!!!!!!
Ha, Ha, Ha-----------Trump has a "Grip"!!! That is their problem, he has a firm grip, given to him by the People of the United States. We love his Leadership, his brilliance, his energy. They simply cannot handle the idea of someone honest running things, doing as he promised, pleasing Americans beyond their wildest dreams. God Bless you, Mr. President, America loves what you're doing. Dems, go sit down, shut up, and either cooperate, and try to help this wounded Country, that your Candidate destroyed, or get out of the way. We're very busy draining the Swamp, cleaning up the Mess, and don't have time for your nonsense.
We need to do away with any and All Amendment's after the 13th maby the 14th !!!. the rest have been used to take the People's and States rights , and diminish our constitution.
This idiot From Congress said All Trump is doing is telling lies. Oboma constantly did it for 8 years and they were ok with that, so I would file discrimination charges against them.
"The ball is now in Trump's court?"
I think it is high time for some treason charges. Sedition, also. Obama, Clinton and any other moron in government claiming to be a jackass. This operation should take place now. No sedative is needed.
Stretch em out and start cutting.