Nancy Pelosi stated during her weekly press conference that she and the democrats will be discussing the possibility of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
She cited questions over Trump’s health and how long he has actually had COVID-19 as her reasons.
According to Fox News:
The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become acting president if is determined that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
“Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow,” Pelosi said. “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment.”
The 25th Amendment requires a declaration of the president’s inability from the vice president and either a majority of either the heads of executive branch departments “or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,” to be sent to the speaker of the House–in this case, Pelosi–and the president pro tempore of the Senate–currently Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
While the amendment allows for Congress to pass a law that would create a body to sign off on such a declaration, Pelosi would have to convince Senate Republicans to go along with it. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence would also have to sign the declaration as well, which would be highly unlikely.
President Trump told Fox News on Thursday morning that he is “feeling good” and actually doesn’t believe he is “contagious at all.”