Before House Democrats move on with their impeachment charade slash suppression of political opposition to their unilateral rule, they pushed an unconstitutional resolution calling for the illegal abuse of the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
The 25th Amendment, as Pence and others have pointed out, does not have that power. It certifies medical disability.
The Constitution provides only one way to remove a president and that’s impeachment. Period.
Now Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who claims to want to protect the Constitution from President Trump, decided to protect it by destroying it, becoming the only Republican House member to vote in favor of a seditious conspiracy to violate the Constitution.
“As a Congressman and member of the military, I swore an oath to faithfully protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Others around the world often wonder why Americans talk about this document the way that we do. They are perplexed that we would hold this piece of parchment in such high regard, especially in the face of political uncertainty or turmoil. But the very turmoil, partisanship, and gamesmanship on display is what makes the Constitution so very important. It is our guiding light when darkness surrounds us,” Rep. Kinzinger wrote about certifying the election results.
Then Rep. Kinzinger is saying that he will uphold the Constitution over any particular partisan interests, like wanting to bring down President Trump?
“In the past few presidencies, the administrations have been so concerned about even a moment of weakness that the 25th Amendment was invoked during minor surgeries, passing the duties to the vice president while the president was under anesthesia, because even for that moment to have the captain of the ship absent could cause a major catastrophe,” Rep. Kinzinger said in a video.
That part is certainly true because the 25th Amendment is there to certify medical unfitness. Not to punish political and policy conflicts.
Rep. Kinzinger pivots using his trite ship captain metaphor to argue that, “all indications that the president has become unmoored, not just from his duty or even his oath, but from reality itself. It is for this reason that I call for the vice president and members of the Cabinet to ensure the next few weeks are safe for the American people and that we have a sane captain of the ship.”
That’s a nonsensical blank check that would allow for the removal of anyone you disagree with.
Rep. Kinzinger, for example, went from claiming to be a constitutional conservative, to arguing that the 25th Amendment can be used to remove a president who is in conflict with legislative bodies with a lot of arm-waving.
Is Rep. Kinzinger unmoored from reality?
When you claim to want to save the Constitution through unconstitutional means, you want to destroy it.
“Section 4 of the 25th Amendment allows a majority of the Cabinet and the vice president to assume the duties of the office of presidency until the president is able to himself,” he claims.
Which, obviously, is a medical disability. There’s no medical disability here and no medical diagnosis in question. Rep. Kinzinger doesn’t actually believe President Trump will be able to resume his duties. He wants him out of office, but doesn’t want to go the constitutional impeachment route.
So he’s not only trying to overthrow the president, but also the Senate and the Supreme Court.
That’s what the unconstitutional and seditious abuse of the 25th Amendment really does.
“The president is unfit and the president is unwell, and the president must now relinquish control of the executive branch voluntarily or involuntarily. God bless you, and God bless our enduring democracy,” Rep. Kinzinger concludes.
Rep. Kinzinger has no medical basis for claiming that President Trump is unwell and the remedy for unfitness is impeachment. But he does tip his hand in the conclusion by touting our “democracy”.
Not our Republic.
Rep. Kinzinger voted to destroy the Constitution in the name of protecting it and has, in his own way, announced he’s now a Democrat.