Donald Trump Cabinet meeting 2017-03-13 04. OF course, Trump has thrown some under the bus and they've been replaced with more loyal, less competent, more sycophantic soulless, shills.
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There is growing talk of using the 25th Amendment to remove POSPOTUS Donald Trump, including a call by the editorial board of the Washington Post and Illinois Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. This article offers some of the details of what and who is necessary.
The first step is to make it for four days. If it is reinstated, then another 21 days transpire, during which the House and Senate have to confirm it with a two thirds majority. That won't be necessary in this case. Thirteen days are enough stop Trump from continuing his insanity.
On the other hand, impeachment is not practical. It is highly unlikely that it would pass in the senate with two thirds voting for it and the process would take too long. (please, in the comments, tell me why you think I'm wrong.)
Here's what Wikipedia says about it, including the list (mostly Trump sycophants) of people, a majority of whom would have to back Trump's removal.
Section 4 addresses the case of an incapacitated president who is unable or unwilling to execute the voluntary declaration contemplated in Section 3; it is the amendment's only section that has never been invoked yet. It allows the vice president, together with a "majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide", to declare the president "unable to discharge the powers and duties" of their office in a written declaration. The transfer of authority to the vice president is immediate, and (as with Section 3) the vice president becomes acting president - not president - while the president remains in office, albeit divested of all authority.
The "principal officers of the executive departments" are the fifteen Cabinet members enumerated in the United States Code at 5 U.S.C 101 (Current officeholders in brackets):
- Secretary of State (Mike Pompeo)
- Secretary of the Treasury (Steve Mnuchin)
- Secretary of Defense (Christopher C. Miller)
- Attorney General (Jeff Rosen)
- Secretary of the Interior (David Bernhardt)
- Secretary of Agriculture (Sonny Perdue)
- Secretary of Commerce (Wilbur Ross)
- Secretary of Labor (Eugene Scalia)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services(Alex Azar)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Ben Carson)
- Secretary of Transportation (Elaine Chao)
- Secretary of Energy (Dan Brouillette)
- Secretary of Education (Betsy DeVos)
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Robert Wilkie)
- Secretary of Homeland Security (Vacant)
A president thus declared unable to serve may subsequently issue a declaration stating that they are able. This marks the beginning of a four-day period during which the vice president remains acting president.:38n137 If by the end of this period the vice president and a majority of the "principal officers of the executive departments" have not issued a second declaration of the president's incapacity, then the president resumes his powers and duties.
If a second declaration of incapacity is issued within the four-day period, then the vice president remains acting president while Congress considers the matter. If within 21 days the Senate and the House determine, each by a two-thirds vote, that the president is incapacitated, then the vice president continues as acting president; otherwise the president resumes his powers and duties.[note 1]