Pelosi and the 25th Amendment

Congressman Pelosi, you do NOT have any authority — WHATSOEVER — to do ANYTHING under the 25th Amendment without the full consent and approval of Vice President Mike Pence.

ANALYSIS OF PELOSI CLAIMS

Whereas you failed to remove him from office via impeachment, whereas he has not died, and whereas he has not resigned, Section 1 does not apply.

Whereas there is not a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, Section 2 does not apply.

Whereas the President has not transmitted to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, Section 3 does not apply.

Whereas the first half of Section 4 requires by use of the word “and” as in “and a majority,” both the Vice President as well as others “their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and the Vice President has transmitted no such message, the first half of Section 4 does not apply.

Whereas the second half of Section 4 is contingent upon the first half by use of the word “Thereafter,” the second half of Section 4 does not apply.

BOTTOM LINE, Nancy Pelosi: Your harping all over the 25th Amendment DOES NOT APPLY.

In fact, I’m writing Congress today to call for your immediate removal under Article. I. Section. V. on the grounds of knowingly, intentionally, and both grossly and incessantly misapplying basic Constitutional jurisprudence to such a heinous extent that you’ve wasted literally hundreds of millions of U.S. Taxpayer dollars in your personal vendetta against President Trump and quest to remove him from office.

But wait! Don’t take my word for it, Speaker Pelosi. Instead, let’s check the Library of Congress’ page on our Constitutional Amendments and let’s read it together!

AMENDMENT XXV

Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967.

Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment.

Section 1.

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3.

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

I believe the words you’re looking for are, “Huh? Der…” Personal vendettas have ZERO place on Capital Hill. We the People WILL NOT put up with your baggage any longer!