Pelosi Introduces Illegal Coup Resolution Undermining Our Political System
It's okay though, she's a Democrat so Marriott will continue giving her money.
Speaker Pelosi issued a press release in support of HR 1, a resolution, "calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President."
Unless Pelosi has information showing that President Trump has suffered a stroke, heart attack, or some other form of medical disability, HR 1 is a crudely unconstitutional attempt to use the 25th Amendment to execute a coup.
The 25th Amendment allows cabinet members to declare a president unfit for medical reasons, not political ones. The amendment was a response to Eisenhower's heart attack and JFK's assassination. It is not a substitute for impeachment. The Cabinet isn't even in the Constitution. Its members cannot remove a sitting president. They can only testify to a medical disability.
Pelosi knows this. The Democrats pushing HR 1 know this. HR 1 is an extended rant that ignores the actual text of the 25th Amendment.
It's political trolling. And, unlike challenging election results, it's unconstitutional, illegal, and seditious.
A legislative leader calling for the impeachment of a president is legal. Calling for a forcible removal through unconstitutional means is a coup.
But the same corporations and political thinkers beating their breasts over President Trump following in Gore's and Barbara Boxer's footsteps by challenging the election are fine with this.
What's a coup between friends.