Yesterday, a senior official in the Trump Administration wrote an anonymous New York Times op-ed that alleges that “the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic” and that the presidential cabinet does not believe Donald Trump is mentally fit for office:
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.
Let’s be clear: We already have a constitutional crisis if the cabinet believes the President of the United States can’t do his job and then refuses to follow the rules that have been laid down in the United States Constitution. They can’t have it both ways.
If the presidential cabinet believes that President Trump is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” as the 25th Amendment states, then every minute they make excuses is a minute that our country is at risk.
If senior officials believe the president is unfit, they should stop hiding behind anonymous op-eds and leaking information to Bob Woodward boasting that they’re trying to save our country, and instead do what the Constitution demands they do: invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this president from office.
This isn’t about politics – this is about the safety of our children, the national security of our nation, and the future of our democracy.