Rachel Maddow said on Wednesday that “the end is near” for the Trump presidency as White House officials appear to be warning the country that “the president is nuts and unfit and the senior people who work around him know it.”
The MSNBC host said the stunning revelations should get the attention of Republican lawmakers who are currently in the process of ramming through a Supreme Court nominee picked by the same unfit president.
“The end is near,” Maddow said. “Maybe in the form of the invocation of the 25th amendment by the vice president of the United States and the majority of the president’s cabinet.”
Rachel Maddow said on Wednesday that Republicans should hit pause on rushing through a Supreme Court nominee and instead investigate the fact that a senior administration official thinks “the president is nuts.” #ctl #p2 #Maddow pic.twitter.com/cLk0X6H8n9
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Someone in the White House is trying to warn the country that the president is nuts and unfit and the senior people who work-around him know it, and the end is near. Maybe in the form of the invocation of the 25th amendment by the vice president of the United States and a majority of the president’s cabinet. If this is what it appears to be, if this is true, then, 1. Hey, this is a remarkable time for the Senate to rush ahead to try to install a nominee from this president on the Supreme Court as a lifetime appointment. 2. If they’re not too busy trying to move ahead with the president’s nominee for this lifetime appointment, then hey, maybe this is something the Congress might want to look into. As of today, a senior White House official says members of the president’s cabinet have discussed invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president from office on the basis of the fact they believe he’s unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. They only held back because of worries that removing him might cause a, quote, crisis. Now, something has happened since then that has this senior administration official warning the public that even though they elected not to do this before, the public should start thinking this now as an option moving forward. That might seem like the kind of thing the Congress would want to look into.
Hearings should start immediately
Republicans continue to rush through the confirmation process for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, but they should really be holding immediately hearings on the president’s instability.
The fact that members of the White House cabinet may have privately discussed invoking the 25th amendment should shock every member of Congress into action.
As Maddow said on Wednesday, it’s not just critics who believe Trump is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. There is now a group of officials inside the White House – perhaps within the president’s own cabinet – who share that belief.
The Trump presidency is falling apart, and Wednesday’s op-ed in The New York Times could spell the beginning of the end.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.