House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduces new legislation to the 25th amendment, which would give Congress more power to strip the president of his power if they think he is unable to fulfil his duties due to health reasons or other. As it stands there are multiple sections to the 25th amendment, they include the following:
In the case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
Whenever the President transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
This new legislation in essence is a bill that would form a commission called the "Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office" that would rule on the president's fitness for office in order to "enable Congress to help ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership" in the presidency.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims this move is not about the upcoming election but President Trump thinks otherwise...
President Trump thinks that House Speaker Pelosi is introducing this new legislation as a way for Congress to get rid of Biden and replace him with Harris in the event Biden/Harris win the election this November.
What do you make of this move by the Democrats to introduce new legislation that would give Congress power to strip the president of his power if they feel his health won't allow him to fulfill his duties? I agree with President Trump where it appears to be very obvious that the Democrats are doing this as a way to prepare in the event that Joe Biden wins the election. Regardless I think Congress wants more power and the power to strip the president of his or her responsibilities if they "feel" they are unable to fulfill their duties or in reality if Congress does not like the President. That's what I think; this is a play to gain more power because if they had it now, they would without a doubt use it against President Trump and in the event he does become President again this November, and for the next term, they want to be able to strip him of his power. In my opinion, this seems to me like the Democrats want to undermine your vote and disregard our Democratic process of voting and dictate who they believe should be in office and not you, the American people. It seems like they are using vocabulary that sounds like it's in your best interest like "oh we'll take care of everything if the president is unwell, don't you worry, we won't let the state of the country go to crap"...when in reality it's politically driven. The 25th amendment is fine the way it is. I see no reason to change it but I'm not a political expert so you tell me if you agree or disagree...
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