Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now endorsing White House officials should, if necessary, invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. She said this at a news conference in Las Vegas over the weekend. Warren says they have a duty to the Constitution to do so, according to The Nevada Independent.
This comes on the heels of an explosive interview that the former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, gave ’60 Minutes’, where he said that the DOJ considered removing the president from office by utilizing the 25th Amendment. Activating the relevant section of the 25th Amendment would require the approval of eight of the 15 members of Trump’s cabinet, the vice-president and two-thirds majorities in Congress. Simply put, it’s never going to happen.
“My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Warren told eager reporters after promoting her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination at a campaign stop in Vegas. She’s playing to her radical leftist base.
Warren added the cabinet’s duty is “to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.” Considering that most of what the left is recommending concerning Trump and the Russia investigation itself, it seems rich that Warren should be referring to the Constitution here.
The 25th Amendment is a part of the Constitution that has seen very rare use. It has previously been used as a temporary measure but could be used by the cabinet to remove a president from office if the chief executive is unable to perform his duties due to physical or mental incapacitation. Trump is of sound mind and body so the remedy would not apply here.
This is not the first time that Warren has called for the 25th Amendment to be used against Trump. In September of last year, Warren seized upon an explosive op-ed from an anonymous administration official and said that it’s time to use constitutional powers to remove President Trump from office if top officials don’t think he can do the job.
“If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Warren told CNN. “The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the President — take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds … Everyone of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”
So, this is old hat for Warren. She’s just trying to capitalize on McCabe’s notoriety here. The comment came in response to former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe telling CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ that then-acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had considered the idea out of concern for Trump’s “capacity and about his intent at that point in time,” referring to the days after Trump fired James B. Comey as FBI director.
Warren has also recently suggested that Trump “may not even be a free person” for the 2020 presidential campaign because the Mueller inquiry might eventually lead to jail time for the president. It won’t, but she is using all of this as propaganda to attack Trump.
Warren is seeking to define herself as the 2020 candidate who uses provocative comments to counter the president’s bellicose brand of rhetoric. He’s very, very good at making fun of her and making it stick. Good luck with that.
At Sunday’s event, Warren was introduced in Vegas by Lisa Hendricks, a local organizer with the pro-gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America who touted the senator’s stances on gun violence prevention. And though Warren congratulated state Democrats on the passage of the gun background check bill last week, Warren started where she finished: the economy. “I want a government that works for little families, not for big corporations,” Warren said.
“Washington works great for those with money and power,” Warren said. “It works great for those who can hire an army of lobbyists and lawyers. When we have a government that only works for the rich and the powerful, that is corruption plain and simple, and we gotta call it out for what it is.” Spoken like a true, radical socialist.
From The Nevada Independent:
“Warren also took aim at President Donald Trump as she touted her anti-corruption bill, introduced late last year.
“Start with the fact that the Trump administration is the most corrupt administration in living memory,” Warren said. “But we’ve had problems in Washington for a long, long time, so how about some structural change?”
“Warren’s proposed bill would impose sweeping changes to lobbying rules, target financial conflicts of interest and strengthen enforcement of government ethics guidelines — initiatives she hit throughout her stump speech as she attacked the Washington status quo and called for hallmark progressive policies, including Medicare for all and universal childcare.
“To pay for all of it, Warren pointed to her January proposal of a “wealth tax,” or a 2 percent tax on the wealth of Americans with more than $50 million in assets. That proposal quickly generated a debate over the way the federal government taxes the country’s wealthiest citizens, with critics arguing it would be an administrative challenge at best, and unconstitutional at worst.
“But polls show the measure is popular among a majority of Americans, and Warren played up its possible benefits.
“But just a 2 percent tax and we have the money to be able to pay for childcare from zero to five, for early education, to bring down student loan debt, to make the investments in infrastructure and jobs right here in America,” Warren said. “This is about everybody pays a fair share, and everybody gets an opportunity to build a real future.”’
That should terrify Americans. This woman wants to unconstitutionally remove a sitting president and tax the nation into socialist oblivion. Only 500 showed up in Vegas for Warren. That’s a joke unto itself… Trump has nothing to worry about from Elizabeth Warren.