Thomas Gallatin / October 9, 2020

Pelosi Politicizes the 25th Amendment

The speaker once again demonstrates Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats demonstrated once again that they will use anything and everything in their power to see President Donald Trump removed from office. On Thursday, Pelosi announced legislation to create a commission with the authority “to determine whether the president is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office.” Pelosi argued, “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment,” using it to determine whether the president “is unable to discharge the power and duties of his office” because “the public needs to know the health condition of the president.” Besides being another instance of projection for both herself and Joe Biden, this is a cynical pre-election political ad.

Pelosi wasn’t done, further blasting Trump over his bout with COVID-19. “There’s one question that he refused to answer,” she lectured. “When was his last negative test?” Never mind that Trump’s recovery from the coronavirus appears to be progressing quite well; he has remained symptom-free since his release from Walter Reed Hospital on Monday.

Pelosi’s invoking of the 25th Amendment is nothing new, but neither is there any legitimacy to it. Democrats are politicizing an amendment that was expressly designed to avoid such blatant partisanship. The 25th Amendment is akin to the emergency exit door on an aircraft, only to be invoked in a clear emergency situation. Sticking with the analogy, the emergency exit was never intended for use in mid-flight operation just because some of the passengers have decided they don’t like the direction the pilot is flying the airplane.

Democrats know this bill won’t go anywhere, at least not before the election. Neither did a similar bill submitted by Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) in 2017. However, it does serve to highlight just how unhinged and power hungry Democrats have become. As Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) observed, “These people have no limits. They are hungry for power, nothing else. We can’t let them win this.”

The great irony here is that Democrats are the ones guilty of the very charges they level against Trump. It was Hillary Clinton who hired Fusion GPS, which conspired with a suspected Russian agent to produce a bogus dossier to smear Trump as a Russian stooge. It was Joe Biden who engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine’s then-president to ensure that the corrupt dealings of the energy company Burisma, whose board his son Hunter just happened to sit on, weren’t investigated. And it is Biden who has repeatedly displayed declining cognitive acuity but yet refuses to release any health-related information regarding his mental state.

On that note, Mark Alexander argues, “Pelosi’s target is, ostensibly, Trump. But if Biden wins, this will provide Democrats plausible deniability to remove him. Of course he will be complicit in that political maneuver, and, ‘acquiesce’ to House Democrats in order to cover the fact that the real candidate has been Kamala Harris all along, thus not causing protest from his supporters that the transition was fixed before the election.”

Trump agrees: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”

As Trump noted in his first debate with Biden, there was no transition of power after he won the 2016 election. The Democrats immediately initiated their “resistance” policy as they worked to remove Trump from the office via a coup. From the Russia-collusion hoax to their impeachment charade, Pelosi and company, with the help of their Leftmedia cohorts, have relentlessly and disingenuously gone after a duly elected president simply because he won. And Pelosi’s latest despicable maneuver demonstrates just how obsessively deranged Democrats have become. Not only are they sore losers, they have become the greatest existential threat to the principles upon which this nation was founded.

After hearing Pelosi’s absurd plan, Trump hit back with the perfect comeback: “Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!”

(Updated.)

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