Sec. Reich said it is important that President Trump is removed from office by invoking the 25th amendment.
The 25th Amendment has never been invoked, though it was reportedly considered by aides of the Reagan administration. The 25th amendment came into being in 1967. The 25th amendment allows a President to be removed from office if the person is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.
As the Independent explains, the amendment requires either the Vice President of the United States and the majority of his cabinet vote in favor of the President’s dismissal or for a separate body to vote for the same.
An example of a ‘separate body’ could be a panel of experts appointed by Congress to ascertain whether the President is able to carry out his duties. This panel then must come to a conclusion on whether the President is fit to serve or not by a majority vote.
If the President rejects the findings of either the Vice President and his cabinet or the medical panel, then Congress may choose to remove the President from office with a two-thirds vote.
Sec. Reich said, “We know from Trump’s history that whenever he’s cornered he also becomes more aggressive. The further he falls, the more fragile his ego becomes, and the greater is the danger that he will do something desperate.”