Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a bill that would let a council of living former presidents and vice presidents – a majority of whom are now Democrats – declare Trump unfit for office.
Is this a new low for desperate Democrats? Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives that would let a council of ex-presidents and ex-vice presidents declare President Trump “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
If all 10 living ex-presidents and ex-VPs served on this “body” conceived by Blumenauer, Democrats would have a six-to-four advantage over Republicans:
- Democrats: Former Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Carter; former VPs Biden, Gore, and Mondale (6)
- Republicans: Former Presidents W. Bush and H.W. Bush; former VPs Cheney and Quayle (4)
Currently, under the 25th Amendment, “a president can be removed if the vice president and a majority of cabinet members send written notice to congressional leaders that the president is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.'”
Blumenauer’s bill would let this “alternative” council submit such a written notice “by a majority vote.”
It’s unclear if Blumenauer’s bill would require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If so, that presents more hurdles to a bill that is already very unlikely to pass.
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