.@SpeakerPelosi: "Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow. We're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 8, 2020
- Pelosi Sets Stage for NEW Way to Oust Trump – Using 25th Amendment to Rule Him Incapacitated Amid His Bout With Covid
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting the stage for yet another attempt to remove President Donald Trump from office, preparing a bill to create a commission that could rule on whether he’s too sick to continue as president.
“Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday at her weekly press conference. “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment.”
The comments came after Pelosi had been discussing negotiations on a Covid-19 relief bill with Trump. She didn’t elaborate on her tease about the 25th Amendment, which provides constitutional guidelines for replacing a president who is killed, incapacitated or resigns, saying she wanted to keep Thursday’s discussion focused on Covid-19 relief legislation.
However, it soon emerged that Pelosi and Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss legislation for the new commission to ensure “effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the executive branch of government,” according to a media advisory.