March 8, 2017

How to get rid of Trump without impeachment

Independent, UK - Samuel Breidbart and Vinay Nayak argued in a piece for Time magazine that under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment which allows Congress to form its own body to evaluate the President’s fitness for office without impeaching him.

The clause says: "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".

They argue the phrase "[an] other body as Congress may by law provide" means the House has the power to appoint an independent body to assess whether the President is fit for office.

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