President Donald J. Trump, has just turned his back on our NATO allies and surrendered the country to former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin and the Russians. And he did it on the world stage. This is madness. Some are suggesting that Mr. Trump may be suffering from dementia.
For whatever reason, Trump is clearly putting the interests of a hostile foreign power above the interests of the United States. This is clearly unacceptable.
There is a way to remove Trump from office short of impeachment. The Republicans will have to do it, as they hold the vice presidency, a majority in both houses and a majority of what the Constitution calls the “executive departments” of the government. That way, is the 25th Amendment. Here is what it 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.” – 25th Amendment, Section 4
Will this happen? Never say never, but so long as some 40% of the country remains in denial it is highly unlikely. However, this latest embarrassment on the world stage being what it was, indicating quite possibly that things will only get worse, would lead one to believe that at some point the 25th Amendment might be seen as a viable option – but only if enough Republicans believe that doing nothing will be more costly to their party at the polls.