Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D -OR) has gone on the offensive, putting the lie to the label of ‘snowflake’ in a courageous move to impeach Trump. On Wednesday, he created a panel to review the 25th Amendment with the specific intent of paving the way for removing the Orange Dumpster Fire.
The 25th Amendment establishes the chain of succession in the instance that a president can no longer serve. It in part reads:
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.
Blumenauer notes that many Cabinet members may feel pressure voting against the president, despite their own misgivings, because of their allegiance to the GOP. He has taken this in mind when he calls for an alternative panel to determine the president’s instability.
I submit that the best fail-safe to a president who is emotionally unstable would be to empanel our previous presidents and vice presidents to make that determination. We need to have a mechanism that can be reliable, command public confidence and be above politics.
A congressman who is ready for a battle, and willing to think outside the political box, is the warrior we need to defeat The Orange Overlord. A panel of past presidents and vice presidents can remain objective about the ruler’s ability to govern is still iffy, it’s the best chance we have of overthrowing this disaster of a ‘leader’.
While Blumenauer is not the only congressman to seriously question Trump’s mental stability, he is the first to apply a new approach to the 25th amendment. He realizes the shortcomings of an amendment that does not specifically state that mental health is a qualifier for impeachment. Blumenauer’s aggressive approach is desperately needed to fight Trump’s insane tyranny. Blumenauer is becoming the unlikely champion of the Democrats – far from the snowflake moniker the right has assigned to the left.