Calls to relieve President Trump of his presidential powers by invoking 25th Amendment | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton
After the violence in our nation’s capital there are calls for the removal of the president from office. Kris Schuller explains how that would work if the president’s Cabinet were to invoke the 25th Amendment. “You have to go home now. We have to have peace,” said President Trump. Long after his supporters stormed the Capitol, President Trump finally released a one-minute-long video telling them to go home. But also making clear how he felt about the violent mob.“We love you, you’re very special,” Trump said. President Trump releases new video condemning violence; commits to peaceful transfer of power And those words coming from the president in the middle of this chaos have many on Thursday demanding he be removed from office.“It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and to end this nightmare,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois). “The president is unfit and the president is unwell and the president must now relinquish control of the Executive Branch voluntarily or involuntarily.” The 25th Amendment creates a way to designate a head of state when the president is disabled or dies. But it also includes a process for removing the president’s power, when others think they’re unable to do their job. With the results certified, what could be next for Donald Trump? “You need the vice president to actually take that first step and you need the people in his Cabinet to agree,” said David Helpap (Political Science), a UW-Green Bay political science professor.