House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), on Friday, Oct. 9, announced a bill to create a special committee of legislators that would work with Congress and the vice president to acclimate the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which enables the removal of the president on the grounds of physical or mental incapacity to perform his duties.
The panel of legislators proposed in the bill would be called the Commission on Presidential Ability to Perform the Powers and Duties of Office, which would have the permanent function of evaluating, debating, and reporting to Congress any irregularities in the president’s attitudes and actions that involve a process of removal from office using the 25th Amendment.
According to Zero Hedge, the creation of the commission stems from Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, which empowers Congress to establish an independent body to determine whether the president is fit to perform his duties, and helps guide the vice president in invoking the powers of the 25th Amendment without the consent of the president.
At a press conference, Pelosi said that the legislation does not aim to remove President Trump and denied that the timing of the bill had anything to do with the elections, arguing that it is necessary to establish a commission on the president’s ability to “give the people some comfort” about the stability of the government.
Pelosi had said yesterday that she would present a bill today related to the 25th Amendment. When asked yesterday about a possible attempt to remove President Trump from office, she was not clear in her response but hinted that the discussion is linked to an alleged lack of transparency on the part of the White House in reporting on President Trump’s health.
However, Pelosi, yesterday, being interviewed by David Westin, assured that President Trump is currently “in an altered state” because of his treatment for the CCP Virus (coronavirus). And that professionals should determine whether his steroid use and the CCP Virus are not causing him any impairment in his judgment.
She also added, “People need to know the president’s state of health,” which is curious, because it is common knowledge that from the day the news broke that President Trump had contracted the CCP Virus, both the doctors and the president himself announced periodically from the evolution of the state of health to the medications that were administered to him.
When the common logical assumption was that Pelosi was setting up a system to remove Trump, the president posted on his Twitter account a message that surprised many, “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020