Here are three more links about invoking the 25th Amendment to declare a sitting President impaired. The first one is from a conservative website calling for exactly this move against then-President Obama, which shows that this kind of maneuver was not invented by Trump-hating liberals. Continue reading “More Links about Impairment”
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School. His latest book is Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. He writes columns for The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and the New York Times international edition.
Comedian Sarah Silverman has called for the military to overthrow President Trump:
WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/Y2WZbL012A
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 2, 2017
Whether this was a joke or a serious comment, this is not okay. We have mechanisms to remove a POTUS from office: impeachment and impairment. There is no need to advocate a coup d’etat. Given the divisions in the country, this is not helpful.
Before Trump was even inaugurated, some of my liberal friends were already talking about the need to impeach Trump. I’m as harsh a Trump critic as you’ll find, but I think the calls for his impeachment are, at best, premature. The most convincing allegation I’ve seen is his potential violation of the Emoluments Clause, but even that hasn’t been fully investigated yet.