A new bill has just been introduced by House Democrats, which would give all former presidents as well as vice presidents the power to “determine” if a currently sitting president is fit for office.
According to reports from The Hill, a legislation introduced by a House Democrat could possibly enhance the Constitution’s presidential removal procedures in response to the concerning behavior of President Trump.
The bill was filed by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) during the two-week April recess of the House, to empower former presidents as well as vice presidents of both parties in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine whether or not the president is fit for office.
“It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office. When there are questions about the president’s ability to fulfill his or her constitutional responsibilities, it is in the country’s best interest to have a mechanism in place that works effectively,” Blumenauer said in a statement.
The proposal which Blumenauer brought up stems from concern that the 25th Amendment of the Constitution which was adopted around 50 years ago would fall short in cases of emotional or mental incapacity. According to the amendment, a vice president assumes the Oval Office in the event a president dies, is removed from office, or resigns.
Additionally, the vice president along with a majority of Cabinet officers can also declare that a president is unfit to serve, and in that case, the vice president would then take over. However, if a president refuses to step down, two-thirds of both the House and Senate would have to vote to force the resignation.
(h/t) The Hill
Like us on Facebook – READ CONSERVATIVES