A senior administration official admitted that people in the White House have talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.
Of all the bombs in The New York Times op-ed, the biggest one was, “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”
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The fact that anyone in the White House would discuss invoking the 25th Amendment reveals how bad it is in the Trump administration. His own people have such little confidence in him that they have seriously considered mounting an effort to have him removed from office. Republicans created this Trump mess, and the self-described “stable genius” is not looking very smart or stable.
The op-ed was written to sound a national alarm bell. Trump has already attacked the piece, or more accurately, The New York Times, but the point that is being made can’t be missed. As long as Trump is in the White House, the country faces a threat from within. Republicans haven’t had the guts to stand up to Trump on the smallest of measures, so don’t expect them to take any action to remove Trump.
The action is going to have to come from Democrats after they win back all or part of Congress. If America is going to be saved, it will be a Democratic Congress that possesses the courage to ride to the rescue.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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