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US Cabinet reportedly considers invoking 25th Amendment to force Trump out of office

Caitlin Ashworth

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The United States Cabinet members are reportedly discussing whether to invoke the 25th Amendment to force President Donald Trump out of office after a mob of protesters breached the US Capitol Building. It would be the first time in US history that a president was removed from office for a non-health related issue.

Trump spread conspiracy theories after his loss, saying the election was “rigged” and “stolen.” Many say Trump incited the violence at the Capitol yesterday where many vandalised and stole property from the government.

The mob gathered in Washington, DC and stormed the Capitol Building as the House of Representative and Senate were in an unprecedented debate to certify the Electoral College votes naming Joe Biden winner of the 2020 presidential vote. Rioters broke through barricades and pushed security. A woman was shot and killed in the raid.

Now multiple US media outlets have reported that the cabinet members are holding preliminary discussions about whether to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The amendment has only been invoked 3 times to temporarily transfer power: when Ronald Reagan underwent surgery for colon cancer and twice when George W. Bush underwent routine colonoscopies in 2002 and 2007.

SOURCE: Business Insider

 

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23 Comments

23 Comments

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    Rasputin

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    I don’t think that would be a wise decision, it would be akin to pouring petrol on the flames, the situation needs cooling down, not reigniting.

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      michael cooksey

      Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:33 am

      The issues is what Trump could do between now and then. Remember, he has the nuclear football. Even without that, a President has a lot of power and could do serious national economic and even national security harm.

      While I think the 25th Amendment is being overstate as he has few “Senate confirmed” cabinet officials left. They’re all acting and lack the legal authority to participate or invoke the 25th. All in all, not a good situation.

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        Brian

        Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm

        Why did you mention the nuclear football? Trump is the most peaceful president in ages. This is TDS: acting as if Trump is a huge threat when he’s objectively more peaceful than presidents endorsed by leftists.

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    John

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Your bias is showing.

    There is overwhelming evidence of election fraud and theft. I have seen first hand how the Dems commit this fraud every election and nothing is ever done to stop them.
    So if you burn cities to the ground and rape and kill Americans than you are a peaceful BLM/Antifa protester.
    If you break into the capital building that we the people own to force our so-called elected officials to hear us, then we are a mob.

    Why no mention of the murder of a unarmed 14 year air force female veteran by capital police in the capital building?
    This is our country and we will do whatever ever it takes get it back. We will not be slaves to neo-marxists zionists.

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      Marmot

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      Oh dear! Talking about bias.
      As a non American who has lived there for many years(I think I can therefore be more objective) this president has damaged your country massively. He has behaved like a spoiled child that isn’t getting his way and the saddest thing is that many people buy what he says. To accuse a nation of electoral frauds, there needs to be evidence. Why hasn’t this progressed in a tribunal? Simply because it doesn’t stand!
      Obama- with his own faults- gave some hope to the US, changed the view that the world had of Americans but this was destroyed by mr. Trump in no time. America now appears as a divided country with many hostile people that are showing the world the darkest side of the country. I have many American friends and they are generous, warm and welcoming people. Please don’t let hate and the ideas of a megalomaniac change this! Get him out!

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      Yes

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:14 pm

      John, please tell us about your first hand experience. I would love to get real evidence because, as it is now, that small click of Americans that supports this nonsenses is an embarrassment to all people who believes in the democratic process.
      I might be wrong, but I am a person who NEED proof, not only listen to a old tv show host. And trust me, I understand why Trump was elected the first time as the lobbing in Washington (as in other cities and counties) destroyed was once were a democracy for the people and not only for the few on top.

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      Frank

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Exactly

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      Michael

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      “There is overwhelming evidence of election fraud and theft.”

      If there was evidence Trump would have used it in court. But every court has said so far that no evidence has been presented.

      Can you explain to me why Trump never used your overwhelming evidence in court?

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      Bill Fischer

      Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:22 am

      John, OMG, you’re such a brainwashed simpleton!! None of what you THINK happened has actually happened. Bro, your Koolaid is laced with something. Seek medical treatment. It will/should include a white jacket with rather long sleeves.

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    James R

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    You said, “I have seen first hand how the Dems commit this fraud every election and nothing is ever done to stop them.”

    A lot of people are saying this sort of thing and when you ask them for the proof they don’t have any, same with Trump, he does not have any.

    Can you imagine going to court saying someone has stolen your car, but you have no proof, should people be found guilty with no proof, it is all madness.

    It is like some nutters here who say it was our prime minister Boris who brought the virus into England, they are mad.

    I liked trump a few years ago as I though he was a man of action for the Americans, now I can see he is just mentally ill.

    I have no bias as I can not vote as I am not an American and do not live in America.

    But I can have an opinion in England without someone wanting to shoot me.

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      Brian

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      John’s right — there was fraud, and there’s lots of evidence. Whether you think there’s evidence simply seems to depend on what news you consume. If you look at the interchangeable leftist mouthpieces, it seems like there’s no evidence. If you get your news elsewhere, you see great heaps of evidence. If you’re used to getting news from an authority, I suppose things only seem real if they are said by those authorities. You assume if there was something you needed to hear, they’d tell you. I used to think that way too, but now I know better.

      Trump’s been a great president exactly because he’s an outsider as opposed to a consummate political insider like the rest of the swamp. That was the nature of the conflict: outsider vs. establishment. And the media’s job was to harass him and make him look bad as often as possible. Now that Biden’s on the way in, they’re papering over his corruption scandals because he’s their man, he’s a corrupt insider who will keep the gears of the machine turning smoothly.

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        James R

        Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:49 pm

        Brian

        I still don’t get it, Trump does not just sit and listen to the news, he would get the evidence and then broadcast it himself, many countries who are opposed to the West would love to have it to publish, eg Russia but he can’t because he does not have any, it is as simple as that.

        Why does he not show it, cos there aint any.

        It is just pure mad logic you and everyone else is coming out with.

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        Michael

        Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:19 pm

        “If you get your news elsewhere, you see great heaps of evidence.”

        Can you give us 1 example? Every court in the US has so far concluded that there is no evidence. I follow news from many different sources, and did not even see credible proof. So I’m curious what you will come up with.

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        michael cooksey

        Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:03 am

        over 50 courts cases across the nation. Twice at the Supreme Court. Nothing. Nothing presented or proffered. Nothing. Your statement is dismissed out of hand.

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          John F

          Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:04 pm

          For procedure technicalities, never on the facts or evidence.

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    Donald

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Poor John
    Where is the overwhelming evidence of election fraud and theft ?
    Did one of your classmates on the small yellow school bus share it with you ?

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      John F

      Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Evidence has been laid out several times before state assemblies. Not a single court decision addressed this evidence on the merits. And media and yourselves turn a blind eye and never watched any offering of evidence.

      Just search Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona state legislature hearing ejection fraud. You’ll find plenty of evidence.

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    Don

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Definitely! Must go! Mental evaluation and hold him there until after Jan 20. Let President Pence finish the job!!

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    Ronny

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Well John and Brian its complete fools like you that believe Trumps endless lies and propaganda and support him that we have a madman like Trump in power.
    Shame on your complete idiocy and ignorance.

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    Tont

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    If they hadn’t treated the previously elected president (Trump) with such contempt and disrespect throughout his tenure, Russian collusion, impeachment proceeding and so on then likely none of this would have happened. Respecting che choices of the majority is a must as is ensuring the credibility of general elections. Right now the is disrespect and doubt.

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    John F

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Fact Check: FALSE. Trump never incited violence, and did not spread false conspiracy theories about voter fraud– just stated facts about vote irregularities like more ballots cast than votes received.

    Thaiger– with false reporting like this, you just lost a subscriber.

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    James Pate

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:03 am

    25th Amendment won’t work for a few reasons. There is simply not enough time. The Cabinet is dominated by yes men. Pence is laying low and staying out of it. There may be some other legal options from the Congress or the Court to restrict Trump. Expect a 3rd wave of presidential pardons and awards to toadies. Trump is going to grifting until the last minute. Hold your breath, knock on wood, cross your fingers, pray- whatever you need to do.

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    Bill

    Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:54 am

    What a garbage biased piece from a news source

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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