House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stirred up a firestorm of controversy by beginning the process of launching a House commission on “Presidential Capacity” and implying that House Democrats may be scheming to invoke the 25th amendment in order to remove President Trump from office or replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris if Democrats win in November.
However, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), a staunch Trump ally and vocal Pelosi critic, seized on Pelosi’s plot and has introduced a resolution condemning Pelosi’s actions and shining a spotlight on Pelosi’s harebrained scheme.
Loeffler slammed Pelosi’s partisan abuse of her office in a statement, declaring:
Today’s announcement by Speaker Pelosi is just her latest scheme to attack President Donald J. Trump. From the day President Trump was sworn in, Nancy Pelosi has tried to overturn the results of the 2016 election,” she said in a statement.
From the Russia collusion hoax to the sham impeachment and now the 25th Amendment farce, Nancy Pelosi has disgraced the office of Speaker in a desperate attempt to rig the system and seize power. If she is still serious about holding office, she should put a mask on, hit the salon and respect the election results when Donald Trump is re-elected for four more years.
Loeffler’s resolution would formally condemn Pelosi’s actions. The resolution states that Pelosi “has failed to put forward a just cause for invoking the 25th Amendment,” and calls out Democrats for “delegitimizing” Trump’s presidency.
Pelosi isn’t the first Democrat to speculate about invoking the 25th amendment of the constitution, which establishes the presidential line of succession, and could potentially be used to remove a president on the basis of health concerns.
Pelosi denied any intention of using the clause to remove Trump, claiming that her commission proposal is “not about President Trump” but that “he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents.”