Government members are considering Trump’s removal.
According to media reports, cabinet members have discussed the impeachment of the US president. More and more Republican senators are distancing themselves from Trump.
According to media reports, high-ranking members of the outgoing US administration have discussed a possible dismissal of US President Donald Trump by his cabinet. According to information from the US broadcasters CNN, CBS and ABC, these considerations have been based on an amendment to the US constitution, which allows the cabinet to disempower the President.
The prerequisite is that the President is “incapable” to exercise his office’s duties and powers. Criteria for this “inability” are not defined, generally physical or mental impairments are meant. CNN quoted anonymous Republican leaders as saying Trump was “out of control”.
For Trump to be ousted by his cabinet, his deputy Mike Pence would have to support the initiative. According to the constitutional amendment, the vice president must lead the cabinet vote to disempower the President. However, the envisaged procedure is complicated – if it did get rolling, it might not be completed before Trump’s term in office ends anyway.
In a letter to Pence, the Democrats in the House of Representatives also demanded Trump’s premature disempowerment by their government. The elected President had incited a riot and “tried to undermine our democracy,” wrote the Democratic members of the judiciary committee. Trump is “mentally not healthy” and unable to “process and accept” the election result.