The moment when Speaker Pelosi’s physical mask slipped, so did her Machiavellian mask.
For the party that rails against President Trump “breaking the norms” and “undermining core institutions” — which he has not done, they sure aren’t keen on keeping them.
The Democratic Party has not just refused to accept the results of the 2016 election, but they’ve vocally advocated for the abolition of the Electoral College, actively sought a soft coup with the ongoing Russia-investigation with tacit approval from Obama and Biden, and when that didn’t work, attempted to impeach the President for a phone call to the President of Ukraine.
More recently, Joe Biden has refused to openly state that he is planning on expanding the number of Justices on the Supreme Court if President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is confirmed.
That doesn’t seem to respect the norms much, does it?
Now, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is announcing the introduction of a bill that would allow a Congressional Committee to transfer power from the President.
The 25th Amendment provides for procedures for transferring power to the vice president in case of the president’s death, incapacitation, removal or resignation. The amendment was ratified and approved in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
One of its sections provides the vice president and majority of either the Cabinet “or such other body as Congress may by law provide” with a mechanism to transfer power from the president.
Source: NBC News
Despite her constant drumbeat about how President Trump is “mentally unfit” or “on strong medication” and should not be in power, she was clear that this move was not about the sitting POTUS.
Pelosi: ‘This is not about Pres. Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need to create a process for future presidents … a president’s fitness for office must be determined by science and facts’ pic.twitter.com/H216enTxQX
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 9, 2020
Clearly, she’s not being completely honest here. This is, after all, Nancy Pelosi, and if there’s one thing that you can say about her — other than she’s blinking her knees at this point — it’s that she’s a shrewd politician.
Creating a Congressional Committee to assess the mental and/or physical capacity of the President to fulfill his duties is beneficial to the Democrats in the near-term — the House is under Democrat control, after all.
If the legislation passes — and it ain’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of that happening — this would continue with the Democrat objective of undermining the institutions that they constantly accuse Republicans of attempting to undermine. This would allow a Democrat-led House Committee to vote to oust a Republican President for the flimsiest of reasons.
If you don’t think that they’d do that, might I remind you that just this year, we went through an impeachment hearing because of a phone call between two world leaders that included a mention of the Biden family’s overt corruption that somehow got ignored by the Media (D). I’d also draw your attention to some Democrats (and WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin) shrieking like banshees that the 25th Amendment should be invoked because President Trump contracted a virus and/or that he’s on “strong medication” including dexamethasone, which is used for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergic disorders, as well as skin conditions. It’s also listed as one of the World Health Organization’s 40 essential medications.
So, yeah… they’d do it in a heartbeat.
But there’s another reason why it is beneficial for Pelosi’s House Democrats to push this bill through — in case the polls are right and Joe Biden wins the election this paves a quick and easy path for Acting President Kamala Harris.
Note that this is just my speculation, but I think I can make a strong case here.
First, let’s check out the relevant part of Section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment:
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Why is this relevant? Because it takes the decision away from the Vice President and the Cabinet and confers it to a (presumably) permanent select Congressional Committee that will hang like a Sword of Damocles over the head of every president from now on. Depending on the parsing of words, this could mean bypassing the Vice President as well as the Cabinet, or the Vice President in conjunction with Pelosi’s “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office.”
When Joe Biden decided to run as President, he called himself a “transition candidate” to bring forward young, fresh Democrats to the foreground and slowly recede into the background. Then he flipped that and said that heck, yeah, he’d be willing to serve two terms! This would mean running for re-election at the age of 82.
At a time where Joe Biden is leading in the polls — even in swing states that Trump won in 2016 — and his mental fitness has been questioned to such a degree that a surprising number of Democrats believe that he is in some sort of cognitive decline, the 25th Amendment is incredibly relevant.
- UH-OH, JOE! 1-In-5 Democrats Think That Biden Is Suffering From Dementia–And Most ‘Likely Voters’ Agree
- WATCH: New Devastating GOP Ad Shows Biden’s Mental Decline From His 2008 VP Run
- Biden’s Response To Being Asked If He Has Taken A Cognitive Test Is PROOF That He Should Take One (VIDEO)
Presuming that they don’t completely cut out the Vice President, this new bill would allow the Vice President along with a special “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office” to make the judgment call that the President wasn’t fit for office.
This would allow Kamala Harris to deem Joe Biden unfit for office without getting her hands too sullied or appearing opportunistic by casting aside the allegedly “moderate” Joe to implement the far-left ideology that she embraces.
She would be insulated from criticism since they’re already framing this “Constitutional expert” narrative because it’s being introduced by leftwing Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) who was an absolute joke during the impeachment sham. He actually admitted that they weren’t impeaching President Trump for actual wrongdoing but for “constitutional offenses” which were basically actions that the Democrats decided were unconstitutional.
This seems consistent with their “belive the experts” mantra on COVID, climate change, abortion, etc. — which basically means the experts that agree with the left.
Remember, just a few weeks ago, both Biden and Harris slipped up within 24-hours of each other and spoke of a potential “Harris-Biden administration.”
- WHOOPS! Kamala Harris Lets The Truth Slip Talking To Voters–‘A Harris Administration With Joe Biden’
- WATCH: Joe Gives Kamala Top Billing–Speaks Of A ‘Harris-Biden Administration’
The far-left “democratic socialists” like Bernie, AOC, and the rest of The Squad are convinced that they can shove Biden further left — but they wouldn’t have to do that with a President Kamala Harris.
This bill would insulate Harris from the criticism that she was a “progressive political opportunist” — which she is — who stayed on the ticket despite recognizing that Joe Biden wasn’t fit to serve as President but failed to warn the public before November 3.
This is win/win/win for Democrats — it’s a cudgel to bludgeon the current and future “problematic” Republican Presidents, allow them to slide in Kamala Harris as the first Black/South Asian/woman President, and pretend that they are securing the institutions that they are actually dismantling.
The thing is, this is an actual non-starter. It’s a Hail Mary pass by a desperate Democratic Party that is determined to sow a feeling of chaos and tire out the electorate so that Sleepy Joe can slide into the Oval Office because… Orange Man Bad.
In order to have their plan to work, they’d have to have the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office passed into law with a majority of the House and the Senate and signed by the President. That won’t happen under Trump — but it could happen under a President Biden.
And if the Democrats could get the bill passed, they’ll likely get away with it because our Media Class is broken and desperately wants Kamala Harris to be POTUS which is completely out-of-touch with the voting public.
But then, the media has always treated voters with disdain.
Apparently, I’m not the only person who thinks that this is a plot to install a President Kamala Harris against the will of the people.
So Biden wins then they invoke this to make Kamala acting president https://t.co/4dakOz43Ig
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 9, 2020