Does The 25th Amendment Set The Stage For A Legalized Coup? – By David Kamioner (Lifezette) / Sept 13 2021
Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments (our emphasis) 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.” There are other important sections of the 25th dealing with presidential succession. But the fourth is our topic today.
— Governor Mike Dunleavy (@GovDunleavy) September 10, 2021
The immediate question is this: Joe Biden is incapacitated. It is obvious. The extent is unknown, but the reality is omnipresent. There has been talk of the veep and the Cabinet invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. It is just talk at this point. However, if it were to come to that, how is this any different than a legalized coup?