Constitutional Expert: Unlikely Someone Is Building Case To Invoke 25th Amendment
CBS PHILLY ^ | 11 OCTOBER 2017 | PAT LOEB
Posted on 10/11/2017, 7:36:12 PM by Extremely Extreme Extremist
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS Radio alumnus Michael Smerconish, this week, suggested that Senator Bob Corker’s comments about the White House were intended to “plant the seeds” for a 25th Amendment removal of President Donald Trump. The city’s leading constitutional expert finds that unlikely.
The 25th Amendment passed in 1967 after an illness by President Eisenhower and the assassination of President Kennedy to allow the vice president to take over in the event the president is disabled. Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen says it’s been invoked three times, voluntarily by President Reagan when he was shot and President Bush twice during medical procedures. But it includes a clause that lets the vice president and cabinet decide if he’s too disabled to serve.
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