“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 said to CNN. “The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the vice president and senior officials think the president can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the president — take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds. … Every one of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”
Under the 25th Amendment, the Vice President is able to become President if the current President dies, resigns, or becomes impaired in a way that “prevents the president from fulfilling his duties of his office.”
The anonymous “Trump official” who penned the op-ed piece wrote, “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president.”
Warren decided to take to Twitter to claim that Trump should be removed from office.
“Let’s be clear: We already have a constitutional crisis if the cabinet believes the President of the United States can’t do his job and then refuses to follow the rules that have been laid down in the Constitution. They can’t have it both ways,” Warren wrote in her first tweet.
“If senior officials believe the president is unfit, they should stop hiding behind anonymous op-eds and leaking info to Bob Woodward, and do what the Constitution demands they do: invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this president from office,” Warren went on.
If senior officials believe the president is unfit, they should stop hiding behind anonymous op-eds and leaking info to Bob Woodward, and do what the Constitution demands they do: invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this president from office.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) September 6, 2018
Warren finished off by writing, “This isn’t about politics – this is about the safety of our children, the national security of our nation, and the future of our democracy. Tell the cabinet: if Trump is unfit, invoke the 25th.”