3.) Not How the 25th Amendment Works
“I was speaking to the man who had just … won the election for the presidency and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia." Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe, Sunday on 60 Minutes. https://t.co/IVwcM11BGc pic.twitter.com/m6HwHMOqY9— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 14, 2019
The Justice Department and FBI play no role in the 25th amendment process. Here's how Congress could go about removing an incapacitated president.
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.
"Sect 4 is a great solution if the president is missing or comatose, but a terrible one when he is conscious and in full control of hisTwitter account. The first difficulty is that the president can contest the cabinet’s action."— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) February 14, 2019
"Further, if the president loses a Section 4 vote, he is displaced only temporarily; nothing stops him from trying again. All he needs is the support, one time, of more than a third of either the House or Senate."— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) February 14, 2019
That McCabe thought this process could be used speaks poorly of his legal judgment.— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) February 14, 2019
McCabe's actions were Constitutionally offense at best.
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