Sen. Elizabeth Warren has officially jumped on the “impeach Trump” bandwagon, a movement that seems to be spearheaded by the infamous Maxine Waters, a lady who has not at all been shy about her desire to see the president kicked to the curb.
Warren recently stated that it’s time for Trump to be given a pink slip and that they should invoke the 25th Amendment in order to take this pipe dream and magically transform it into a reality.
Section 4 of the constitutional amendment says that if the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members determine that the president is unable to “discharge the powers and duties of his office,” then they can oust him and make the vice president acting president.Advertisement - story continues below
“If senior administration officials think the president of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” said the Massachusetts Democrat, expected to run for president in 2020.
“The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the vice president and senior officials think the President can’t do his job,” Warren said. “It does not provide that senior officials go around the president — take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds. … Every one of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”Trending:
Warren cites excerpts of the upcoming Bob Woodward book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.” Woodward paints the White House as chaotic, with Trump going off on rants often. She also cited the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times op-ed in which a “senior administration official” said some Trump officials are conducting a “quiet resistance.”
“What kind of a crisis do we have if senior officials believe that the President can’t do his job and then refuse to follow the rules that have been laid down in the Constitution?” Warren told CNN.Advertisement - story continues below
“They can’t have it both ways,” she said. “Either they think that the president is not capable of doing his job, in which case they follow the rules in the Constitution, or they feel that the president is capable of doing his job, in which case they follow what the president tells them to do.”
Warren clearly demonstrates here that she has no clue how the Constitution actually works, an ignorance that could be easily remedied with a simple Google search.
In order for this move to come to pass, the vice president has to draft a letter to the president pro tempore of the Senate, which right now happens to be Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, along with one for the Speaker of the House, another member of the GOP, Rep. Paul Ryan, stating that he himself is taking over for Trump.
But that’s not all. A two-thirds vote from both chambers of Congress, both controlled by Republicans, would be required to allow the vice president to continue to hold the presidency. The vote must be conducted within 21 days.
In other words, this is not probably going to happen any time, or, maybe ever for that matter. So, again, keep dreaming, Warren.
Source: Daily Wire