Donald Trump’s impeachment is something being fantasized by anti-Trump supporters since he became President-Elect. As it turns out, the fantasy can happen in real life!
While Trump might feel invincible now, everything can change if his comrades decide to exercise the 25th Amendment.
Donald Trump News: The 25th Amendment
It’s no secret that Trump’s running mate and now Vice President-Elect Mike Pence hardly shares the same ideals as him. If Trump continues his controversial actions after he becomes President, Pence might try to overthrow him for good.
According to the Legal Information Institute, the fourth section of the 25th Amendment dictates:
“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.”
For those unfamiliar with the ornamented political jargon, it basically means that Donald Trump could be forced to step down as the President.
At any point of time, the reigning Vice President can claim that the President is incapable of carrying out Presidential duties. If his claims are supported by the majority of the executive cabinet, the President will be relieved of his responsibilities. The Vice President will then become acting President.
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While the impeachment of a President is a rare incident, instances can be cited in U.S. history when it happened. The U.S. presidents who were impeached were Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Johnson and Clinton were subsequently acquitted by the Senate after standing trial. However, Nixon resigned from presidency to avoid standing trial, reported the World Atlas.
Although there is possibility that Donald Trump might become the 4th President to be impeached, he can protest against it. For the 25th Amendment also mentions that an impeached President can appeal against the decision. Under such circumstances, he would have to secure two-thirds of the votes in Congress to win.
While this is an achievable feat, it will probably be harder for Trump. Most of the congressmen have openly spoken against him in the past.
Will Donald Trump get impeached in the near future? Will Mike Pence be the new POTUS?