Do NOT invoke the XXV Amendment, unless
Whether they know it or not, the calls of the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats to invoke the XXV Amendment because of the failed insurrection, coup, or sedition, allegedly Trump incited is what Trump desires and wants: a full pardon of all alleged crimes he committed during his term of office.
Invoking the XXV Amendment means pardoning Trump. Let me qualify it for you.
According to the U.S. Constitution, XXV Amendment, Section IV, “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
Imagine the seat of power of the U.S. presidency is transferred and granted to the eager and allegedly corrupt Vice President Mike Pence. An alleged enabler and a protector of Trump’s racists and failed policies during the last four years. Certainly and predictably, the first act he is going to perform is to pardon and absolve Trump of all his sins (alleged crimes). Just imagine that! A sinner pardoning another sinner.
Do Not invoke the XXV Amendment, unless somehow you include Pence along Trump for their administration’s abuse of power, kleptocracy and now Trump only alleged incitement for sedition.
Otherwise, turn a blind eye on their sins* as you usually do, and let the chips fall where they may.
Please protect this great nation as its leaders have committed sins.
* Sins = Crimes
About the Author: Dr. Abraham Khoureis is a multi-talented Thought Leader that uses his writing to civilly advocate for positive social change.