Congress Moves To Strengthen The 25th Amendment To Make It Easier To Remove Trump From Office

Momentum is growing behind legislation that would strengthen the 25th Amendment and make it easier to remove Trump from the presidency.

The legislation called the Strengthening And Clarifying The 25th Amendment Act states:

This bill provides for an alternative body to transmit a written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of office in accordance with the 25th Amendment.

Each former living President and each former living Vice President shall constitute such body, except any such individual who has been impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate or who is serving as President or Vice President at the time the declaration of incapacity is made. Such body shall terminate whenever less than two such eligible individuals are living and shall be reestablished whenever two or more such eligible individuals are living.

A member of such body may be removed by a majority vote of all members of such body.

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) announced in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA that he will be co-sponsoring the legislation, “Right now there is real anxiety in each and every corner of our neighborhoods about President Trump’s intentions and actions. I hear your anxieties and frustrations, and I feel them, too. That is why I am proud to cosponsor my colleague Earl Blumenauer’s (OR-3) important bill that will provide much needed clarification of the powers of the President and the office he holds.”

The legislation is a great idea, because the alternative body would be bipartisan, and also not involved in current politics. Congress is moving to put a mechanism in place that would make it easier to remove a not well president from office. By strengthening the 25 Amendment, the decision will be out of the hands of Trump and his cabinet.