Despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) long fixation with removing President Donald Trump from office, the California congresswoman claimed Friday that her recently proposed legislation involving the implementation of the 25th Amendment is not about Trump. So who is it about?
The president gave his answer Friday on Twitter: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” Trump wrote.
“The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!” he added.
Pelosi says it’s not about Trump
Pelosi announced legislation on Friday that would create a committee tasked with determining whether or not a president has the capacity to do his or her job.
Under the 25th Amendment, the vice president would take over the presidency should the president no longer be able “to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Under the new legislation, a committee would make that determination.
Considering Pelosi’s recent accusations that Trump is “in an altered state” from the coronavirus treatment he received, it appeared the new legislation was the Democrats’ latest plan to remove Trump from office.
But Pelosi insists otherwise. “This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters, but he shows the need to create a process for future presidents,” she said during a press conference Friday.
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.”
Biden’s presidential capacity
Given this unexpected statement from Pelosi and Biden’s questionable mental capacities, some suspect there is a plan to have Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), take over for Biden if he is elected.
Trump remarked on the issue during an appearance on The Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday.
“Joe is in no condition to be a candidate,” the president said. “We can say it nicely or we can say it badly. The 25th Amendment that Crazy Nancy’s playing around with — she’s gone crazy, she’s a nut job — but this 25th Amendment, I think they put it in so they can get Kamala in.”
But first, they would have to get Biden in, and that’s no guarantee.