The Bill presented by Speaker Pelosi today to remove the President was first introduced by Representative Jamie Raskin (D, MD) in 2017. That Bill, H.R. 1987: Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, died in the previous Congress. The Speaker says that this new Bill is not about removing President Trump. Indeed that is probably the truth, for once, because of the proximity of the 2020 election and the time necessary to get the Bill passed into law.
But if I were Joe Biden, I would be concerned because this Bill smells very much like the first steps in removing him from office to allow the Socialist Kamala Harris to serve as Acting President of the United States. Why? So they, the Democrat elites, can complete the transformation of our Constitutional Republic into a Welfare Socialist State under an oligarchy of their power.
Amendment XXV already grants the Vice President with agreement of 8 of 15 Cabinet Secretaries the authority to declare the President “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” This mechanism leaves control of the removal with the President’s Party and leaves politics out of the process.
We the People do not need another political Congressional Commission to do this. Any such commission would further destroys the horizontal separation of power written into our Constitution by the Founding Fathers. It is nothing more than an unprecedented power grab by the Democrats. The commission would be just another tool for removing an unpopular duly elected sitting President by the opposing Party.
The new Bill would create a commission of 17 people – eight appointed by Republicans and eight appointed by Democrats – and a chair selected by the entire body. That commission would have the power to request an exam of the President physical and mental health. If the President refused, the commission could proceed anyway making a judgment on the President’s condition with the information already at hand. A majority of the commission could vote to remove the President, but only with the sitting Vice President. A question to be asked is, “If there is no sitting Vice President does the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 become operative, making the Speaker of the House the Acting President?” That Speaker of the House may be of the opposing political Party.
Click the following Link for an article on Amendment XXV.
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