2020 Contender Threatens Trump
The Californian Democrat frequently appears on any cable news program that will have him and is currently in Iowa exploring a presidential bid in 2020. But after President Trump suggested the “Nuclear Option” to Senator Mitch McConnel of only needing a simple majority for border wall funding, Swalwell replied in a manner that is certain to raise the nation’s eyebrows.
Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
To which Rep. Swalwell replied:
25th Amendment? https://t.co/G76aogmpgo— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 21, 2018
The 25th Amendment concerns presidential succession and disability. It clarifies that the vice president should assume the role of commander-in-chief should the president die, resign, or be removed from office and establishes clear procedures for filling vacancies created from that transition.