Isaac Hill wrote:It was reported that Sec of State Tillerson called Trump a "moron", along with other comments. Tillerson went to the press to deny the other comments and, when asked, refused to address the moron comment. I wonder how close we are to the Cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment and declaring the President unfit. They probably won't, since that would anger the R base too much, but I still wonder how many would like to.
The 25th Amendment doesn't work that way.
The qualification for removal is that the president is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" - it can't just be that they think he's stupid, or crazy, or really evil, or anything else along those lines. He would need to actually be incapable
of acting as president. So for example, if they could prove that he was actually suffering from delusions that prevented him from knowing what was real, they might have something. But there is no evidence of that.
Second, even if you could get the Vice President and cabinet members to declare him as such, all Trump has to do to get reinstated is respond to the charges in writing
. Seriously. Once he does that, they have the option of declaring him unfit again - but that sends the decision to Congress, which would have to carry a 2/3 vote in both chambers to get him removed. Which simply isn't going to happen.
Trump is going to be president for the next three years. It sucks, but that's the way it is. The chances of him being impeached are incredibly slim, and the chances of him being removed via the 25th are even slimmer.