There are those who seem to care more about winning elections than preserving our democracy. While they come in all political stripes, right now we are hearing from those on the Left. They are so upset about Trump winning the election that they are willing to do anything (presumably short of violence) to remove him from office. First they tried recounts and then trying to convince Electors to vote for Clinton. Now they have come up with another hare-brained scheme; using the 25th Amendment to force him out of office.
Section 4 of the Amendment provides that the President can be removed if the Vice President and a majority of the cabinet declare he is unable to perform his duties. However, he can return to office when he certifies that he is able to function.
Right now there is a push to have a congressional committee replace the cabinet as the deciders. Obviously this bill would never pass a Republican congress. If it did, President Trump would veto it. Even if they overrode the veto, they still would need Vice President Pence to cooperate. If Trump were removed, he could write a letter and return to office. It seems clear that those behind this move have never bothered to read the Amendment. While this idiotic plan is laughable, it is disturbing to think that there are those in Congress who are willing to pervert our democracy to achieve their political goals.
These people are so blinded by hate that they don’t realize they are hurting their own party. We want answers on the problems we are facing, not hatemongering. The last election was clear proof.