Bannon bombshell: Trump has 30% chance of survival! By Josh Magness.
Adopted on Feb. 1967, the 25th amendment says the president can be removed from office if the majority of their cabinet determines the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” …
The 25th amendment also lays out the line of succession for who will become president and says the president can send a letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate that he is temporarily unable to effectively act as leader of the U.S. …
The amendment is back in the spotlight today because of a Vanity Fair article that reports then-adviser Steve Bannon told President Trump that he shouldn’t be worried about impeachment.
Rather, Bannon reportedly said, Trump should be worried about the 25th amendment.
To which Trump reportedly responded: “What’s that?”
According to Vanity Fair, Bannon thinks Trump has about a 30 percent chance of finishing his term — and believes that other cabinet members might end Trump’s term prematurely.
Unlikely, and hasn’t happened before:
Jeffrey Rosen, constitution center president, told CBS that it isn’t too likely Trump will be removed by his cabinet, even if there is a valid medical issue.
“The determination of the president’s disability is really a political question,” Rosen said. “So that means that the cabinet and the vice president decide what disabled means. It’s not a decision for doctors.
“It’s easier to impeach than invoke the 25th Amendment,” Rosen added, “which is why no president has ever been removed under the disability provision of the 25th Amendment.”