Since day one, removing President Donald Trump from office has been a top priority for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). That fixation seemed to continue this week when, only weeks before Election Day, Pelosi told reporters Thursday, “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment.”
Pelosi now claims, however, that her proposed legislation regarding removing unfit presidents from office is “not about President Trump,” Breitbart reported.
Pelosi claims Trump is in an “altered state”
Following Trump’s return to the White House after a brief stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Pelosi has pushed the notion that the president is “in an altered state” from his coronavirus treatment, Fox News reported.
Then on Friday, Pelosi introduced legislation that would set up a congressional body tasked with determining whether a president has the capacity to do his or her job.
It seemed clear Pelosi was suggesting Trump is, in the words of the 25th Amendment, “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and thus would need to be removed. During a press conference on Friday, however, Pelosi claimed the legislation is “not about Trump.”
“This is not about President Trump,” Pelosi said. “He will face the judgment of the voters, but he shows the need to create a process for future presidents.”
She continued, “Congress has a constitutional duty to lay out the process by which a president’s incapacity [is determined]. But, we are reminded of the necessity of this action by the health of the current president.”
If not Trump, then who is it for?
It’s fair to question the sincerity of Pelosi’s claim, considering she said that Trump “shows the need” for such a bill.
Despite Pelosi’s insistence that the legislation is for “future presidents” and is “not about President Trump,” the bill, providing it became law, would still apply to Trump if he wins re-election.
In a tweet on Friday, Trump claimed Pelosi’s legislation is targeting Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” he tweeted. “The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
The previous day, he tweeted, “Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!”