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Invoke the 25th to remove Trump - Senator

Senator  Elizabeth  Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren

US: US Senator Elizabeth Warren said Thursday it is time to invoke a Constitutional amendment to remove President Donald Trump if top officials believe he can no longer fulfill his duties.

The Democrat's comments follow a stunning newspaper op-ed by an anonymous senior administration official expressing grave concerns about Trump's morals and behavior.

The New York Times article described an insider resistance movement that prevents him making “reckless” decisions.

“If senior administration officials think the president of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Warren told CNN.

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution allows the vice president and cabinet officials to write to Congress if they believe the President cannot do his job. The far more consequential Section 4 has never been used, however, and experts say the process is particularly fraught.

Warren, a potential 2020 Presidential candidate, expressed alarm that senior officials were offering anonymous but searing critiques of a troubling presidency but not taking constitutional action.

“What kind of a crisis do we have if senior officials believe that the president can't do his job and then refuse to follow the rules that have been laid down in the Constitution?” Warren said.“They can't have it both ways. ”

- AFP

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