Yep, you read that right. The MSM wants to look to impeach Trump on the grounds that “he may be mentally unfit for presidency.”
Well, given that it’s been nearly a full year since the election and not a single piece of evidence about a Russian collusion has turned up, I guess it makes sense that the Left is now scraping the bottom of the barrel for anything that might get Trump impeached. Currently, they’re looking at the 25th Amendment to see if they can do it.
An article on the Washington Post is titled: “When do we reach 25th Amendment territory?” The 25th Amendment is the amendment that dictates what happens in case a President resigns or dies, and gives the Presidency to the acting Vice President.
Sections 3 and 4 discuss the President’s abilities “to discharge the powers and duties of his office”. Section 3, more specifically, says if the acting President hands in a declaration that he is unable to perform his duties as President to the President pro tempore of the Senate (Senate Majority Leader) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Vice President is then given command of the powers of the Presidency.
Section 4 says if the VICE President and a majority of either principal officers in the executive department or members of Congress hand in a declaration to the President pro tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House that the acting President is unable to perform his duties, unless vetoed by the acting President, the Vice President assumes office. And if the acting President does veto it, another attempt may be made within 48 hours in Congress to proceed on the issue, and within another 21 days, Congress, by two-thirds vote, may elect to hand over the office to the Vice President.
I know that’s a whole lot of weird, Law & Order-sounding words, but here’s what it means. The Vice President and a majority of either principal officers in Trump’s cabinet or a majority of members in Congress can try to get rid of the President if they hand in a written declaration to the Speaker and Senate Majority Leader that the sitting POTUS is unable to perform his duties as President. This may include mental health issues.
And that’s precisely what the Left wants to target. They want to get Congress and the Vice President to remove Trump for being “mentally unfit” as they describe him.
And the article on the Washington Post references another article written by a Leftist looney that claims Trump has gone completely insane. That he wants to increase our nuclear arsenal tenfold, which is utter b.s. That Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron”, which is also b.s. That everyone in Trump’s Cabinet is beginning to think Trump’s lost it, which is also b.s. And, according to said article: “Trump’s ire is being fueled by his stalled legislative agenda and, to a surprising degree, by his decision last month to back the losing candidate Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary. ‘Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,’ a person close to Trump said. ‘He saw the cult of personality was broken.’”
Unsurprisingly, Trump denied all of this, saying that he never said anything about increasing our nuclear arsenal “tenfold”, that Tillerson didn’t call him a moron and that no one is seeing Trump beginning to crack.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather believe Trump and his Administration over some random Leftist wacko about Trump’s current state of mind and his administration’s current view of him.
The Washington Post article then talks about Trump never having released his full medical history. Much in the same way they wanted him to release his tax returns to see collusion with Russia, they want to see his medical records to see if he’s sane or not. This will only end the same way the tax return issue ended. The Left will beg and cry to see it, and nothing will ever come of it, because naughty kids don’t get what they want.
Finally, the WaPo article ends with a pitiful call for Pence to abandon Trump. “It is essential… that Vice President Pence remain above reproach and untainted by Trump’s antics… As such, he should refrain far from political stunts (like the NFL charade), eschew electoral politics, avoid defending the President’s antics and concentrate on his legislative duties and on representing the country abroad. He no longer can behave as just another Trump lackey.”
Sure, that’s the best way to get the VP on your side, insult him by telling him he’s insincere about how he feels about the NFL players kneeling and that he’s just a puppet for Master Trump to utilize whenever he pleases.
But seriously, is the Left so insanely out of touch with this country that they think PENCE will side with them? Do they really think he will abandon Trump? Do they really think Pence thinks the same way of Trump as the Left does? Are they that desperate to get Trump out?
And I love that this particular avenue for impeaching Trump concentrates on mental instability. Ever since Trump was elected, the Left has been increasingly losing their minds! Hillary losing the election stunned them. Trump gaining support no matter what is hurting them. Trump THRIVING under the constant attacks against him is utterly destroying them.
The Left just doesn’t understand how people feel. They think that the vast majority of America thinks the way they do, which couldn’t be further from the truth. And now, they think Pence is going to betray Trump? Based on what? What the Left tells them is happening? Don’t be ridiculous!
But that’s apparently what they’re aiming for. They want Pence to initiate impeachment procedures based on what THEY say is the truth, as opposed to REALITY! They want PENCE of all people to do this. They want to drive a wedge between Trump and Pence, which will end about as well as you might think.
I highly doubt this will go anywhere. Even the WaPo article knows that the “likelihood of ‘success’ is therefore remote when the issue is mental/psychological incapacity…” But even then, this writer still wants to look into it. Literally after this last quote, the article continues with: “… but that does not mean it should be dismissed out of hand.”
They still want to try, no matter how much of a long-shot it is, because they’re just THAT desperate. They are reaching for anything and everything they possibly can. They’ve been trying VERY hard with Russia, but that went nowhere. Now, they’re trying with mental issues, but that also won’t go anywhere.
We know Trump isn’t the one that’s losing his mind, the LEFT is. Everything Trump does drives the Left further into the hole of insanity. His very existence as POTUS drives them mad. Their constant unsuccessful attacks on him makes them looney. Their constant losing in elections is making them desperate. The unending unraveling of Obama’s legacy at the hands of Trump is making them go coo-coo for Coco Puffs.
If anyone’s mental health is to be questioned here, it’s the Left’s, if there is even any trace of sanity left within them.
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