Nancy Pelosi plans to invoke the 25th Amendment to take over the White House. Democrats have started hatching plans to invoke the 25th amendment and Nancy Pelosi, by all means, wants to be the President, as she hinted earlier. However, the rule says, it will be transferred to the Vice -President as Acting President. But if COVID19 contracts him as well, Nancy Pelosi is likely to be the President.
The 25th Amendment of the US Constitution says,
“The Congress may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then be President, or, in case of inability, act as President, and such officer shall be or act as President accordingly, until a President shall be elected or, in case of inability, until the inability shall be earlier removed.”
Nancy Pelosi plans to invoke the 25th Amendment
The Democrats are meeting on Thursday to plan for it as Donald Trump is diagnosed with the COVID19. He is not the first head of a country to be diagnosed with COVID19 during a pandemic. However, the US is the first country to respond with hostility.
This becomes even more saddening when the election is less than a month away. President Trump has confirmed that he is fit.
However, if he is not, what Nancy Pelosi said is against the democratic values of any country. The US is known for democratic rights and now it has reached a stage when the democrats are just waiting for a chance to coup the government.
When a reporter asked her about 25th Amendment, she replied,
“I’ll talk to you about it tomorrow. … You take me back to my point. Mr. President, when was the last time you had a negative test before you tested positive? Why is the White House not telling the country that important fact about how this spread made a hotspot of the White House.”
Had there been any empathy, she could have suggested different ways. This is not the first time the Democratic party has acted this way after President Trump contracted COVID19. Gene Wu, a Democratic Senate, even said that how would Trump be imprisoned if he dies.
One might disagree on the political front of Donald Trump, but the lack of empathy in Congress is a warning sign for American democracy.