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Democrats Use Anonymous Trump Official’s NYT Op-ed To Push 25th Amendment Fantasy

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by Peter Hasson

  • An anonymous official in President Donald Trump’s administration wrote an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that Trump’s senior staffers are working against him
  • Democrats in Congress are using the op-ed to push for Trump’s removal via the 25th Amendment
  • The 25th Amendment has been only used three times for temporary measures related to medical operations

Some Democrats in Congress quickly used a New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous official in President Donald Trump’s administration to demand his cabinet remove him from office via the 25th Amendment, which the official claims was briefly whispered about in Trump’s cabinet.

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The op-ed, titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” claimed that “many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

The official claimed that “there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment” but that “no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.”

The 25th Amendment allows the president’s cabinet to remove the president from power and replace him with his vice president, if the cabinet deems him unfit to carry out his duties. The amendment has only been used three times, all of which were precautionary measures as the president underwent a medical operation.

If Trump were to object his cabinet removing him from office, then two-thirds of both the House and the Senate would have to vote in favor of his removal.

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The push to remove Trump via the 25th Amendment has previously been described as a “left-wing liberal fantasy,” but that didn’t stop Democrats from using Wednesday’s op-ed to renew their efforts.

Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier wrote on Twitter that the anonymous official and “colleagues of like mind must come forward to Congress.”

“We cannot afford to allow [Trump] to use his impulsive instincts and send us to another war! Your duty is to the country, not an unfit and unstable [president],” Speider added, concluding her post with the hashtag, “#25thAmendmentNow.”

Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin touted a bill he previously introduced that would establish a body of “elder statesmen” to determine the president’s fitness for office in coordination with the vice president.

“I urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in cosponsoring this bill, which is of pressing and enduring importance to the security of our nation,” Raskin said in a statement.

Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal similarly used the Times’ op-ed to tout Raskin’s legislation, which she cosponsored.

Other Democrats similarly touted the op-ed.

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas speculated without evidence that the op-ed author was Vice President Mike Pence and posted a poll asking her followers for their guesses.

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“All jokes aside, who is making the decisions in Trump’s White House? Do unelected staff have more power than the President?” asked Democratic Rep. Judy Chu of California. “This is a real constitutional crisis that demands oversight from Congress.”

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3 comments

  1. Sorry,but I smell n organized plan here. first make it up and then use it .MAGA!

  2. Another unknown leftist pharts a phantasy and the Progressive left lights up like a phlashing Neon sign – “Eat at Joes”!

    This is the Deep State behind the Deep State – the Natural Superiors, who are consummately SELFISH, phreaking out because their Destruction of America Agenda is going down the Tubes!!!

    I feel like Gideon!

    (I never realized how satisphying watching my enemies self destruct out of shear desperation could be! [gloat, gloat, gloat!!!])

    • Well said, Derrell. Let me add to it by recalling that in around 2007 there was a ‘writer’ that called him/herself THE INSIDER. He used various online platforms. His ‘articles’ read like a sit down one on one interview in a coffee shop/cafe with ‘someone’ high up. Questions and answers.

      THE VERY SAME 25th Amendment was the subject on one of these sit downs. They ‘discussed’ the ADD of Obama and various ‘habits’ or indulgences that could be used to deem him unfit…They felt that Joe Biden might go along with the plan as he wanted to be president and Valarie Jarrett would run a tough interference.

      Also noteworthy….when asked about how presidential advisors felt..The answer was that some were providing ‘bad’ advise to make him balk at others…when asked for names…you guessed it.,,,ANONYMOUS

      The timing seems a tad too convienent as well.

      Yes, watching these bottom feeders self destruct is great therapy…

      Elections are won by numbers….VOTE

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