The head of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, aimed all her guns at the president. And it seeks to remove him from his duties. He called her “crazy.”
The great enemy of Donald Trump is the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who has just questioned whether the president is fit to rule. And on Thursday he announced a proposal that would create a commission that would allow Congress to intervene and remove the president from his duties, in accordance with the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
Pelosi planned to present the proposal on Friday. But the measure is no more than a belligerent gesture between old enemies.
The congress not found in sessions, so it is unlikely that any serious consideration will be given to the measure, much less holding a vote in the House of Representatives or the Senate, but the proposal serves as a political tool for stoking questions about health Trump as the White House goes through an outbreak that has infected some of its top advisers, staff members and visitors, including senators.
With just a few weeks to go before the Nov.3 election, Pelosi said Trump must give more details about his health status after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The lawmaker highlighted Trump’s “strange tweet” in which he ordered the suspension of negotiations for a new pandemic aid package – which he later tried to reverse – and said that Americans should know exactly when he contracted COVID-19.
“Citizens need to know the health of the president, ” said Pelosi, who later invoked the 25th Amendment, which allows the cabinet or Congress intervene when a president not be able to fulfill their obligations.
Trump was quick to respond via Twitter.
“Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her crazy in vain,” the president tweeted.
Opponents of the president had previously weighed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment, but are now raising it very close to the election, as campaigns quickly turn into a referendum on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 210,000 Americans have died and millions more have been infected with the virus, which shows no sign of yielding in the face of what health experts warn will be a complicated flu season seasonal and a difficult winter.
Trump says he “feels great” after being hospitalized and returning to work in the White House, but doctors have given mixed signals about his diagnosis and treatment. Trump plans to soon resume his campaign.
In a shocking revelation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he stopped going to the White House two months ago because I did not agree with the protocols against the coronavirus of the presidential residence. His last visit was on August 6.
“My impression is that his way of handling this was different from mine and what I insisted that be done in the Senate, which is to wear masks and maintain social distancing, ” McConnell said during a campaign tour for his re-election in the Northern Kentucky.
Pelosi and Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, a professor of Constitutional Law, planned to introduce the proposal on Friday, which would create a commission as detailed in the 25th Amendment, which was approved and ratified by Congress in 1967 to ensure a Continuation in power after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The amendment states that the vice president and most of the top officials of executive departments “or of another body, such as Congress” can, by law, provide a statement to Congress that the president “is incapable of exercising authority and the duties of his office. ” At that time, the vice president would assume immediately the powers of interim president.
Trump suddenly suspended negotiations on an aid package earlier this week, which had a severe impact on the economy, puzzled his republican allies and left millions of Americans without additional support within weeks of the election. Almost immediately tried to reverse your actions and enter into negotiations.