US Politics

Could Trump be removed using the 25th Amendment?

BY Joseph Rachman | tweet rachman_joseph   /  7 January 2021

As disquiet about Donald Trump’s mental state grows – an anonymous source close to the President said yesterday  that he was “ranting and raving” and has “lost it” – there is speculation that there may be an attempt to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment. 

The Amendment, passed in 1967, consisted of four articles that sought to clarify procedure and chain of command should the president die or be incapacitated – an issue which had caused confusion on prior occasions and gained a new urgency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War. 


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