There is a Remedy For Gross Errors in Presidential Judgment that are Not Explicitly Forbidden By Law. Do Not Let the Republicans Off that Hook

Trump’s recent behavior, in which he engages in acts that show an absolute absence of appropriate presidential judgment might well not constitute “high crimes and misdemeanors,” for which impeachment is the remedy.

It is largely ignored right now, because of Republic cowardice, but there is a component in the constitutional scheme that does plug that gap, and it is the 25th amendment, triggered by a determination that:

“the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office

Now, triggering that process does require the certification of the Vice President and the majority of the cabinet, so its a stretch right now, but at some point so much damage will become clear that the president is “unable.”

Perhaps most importantly, a failure by Pence and others to make use of their power might ultimately become an additional major political liability, as the obvious costs of the US and the world increase.  So it important to keep drawing attention to it.

The Republicans are in a narrower and narrower vice.  Lets make sure they are held to it.

 

 

 

 

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