From the time he was sworn into office as Commander in Chief, people have been trying to figure out how exactly to get President Donald Trump OUT of office without impeaching him.
Over the course of the last two years, top law students, reporters, and White House insiders have been studying and releasing information on how that very thing might be possible through a little known clause in the US Constitution.
Yale Law students Samuel Breidbart and Vinay Nayak first wrote about it in a piece for TIME magazine stating that Section 4 of the 25th Amendment allows Congress to form its own body to evaluate the President’s fitness for office. All this WITHOUT needing an impeachment conviction.
The clause states:
“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President”.
Even amid President Trump’s wildly erratic behavior over the last two years, with borderline psychotic rants on social media, lashing out in press conferences – all prompting over 35 mental health professionals to write an open letter to The New York Times declaring that the President’s mental state “makes him incapable of serving safely as president – removing him from office is STILL a long shot.
No President in US history has been successfully impeached although there HAVE been impeachment proceeding brought forth against Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Even so, further study on this particular clause in this amendment could certainly provide a window of opportunity.