“The law will establish a commission overseeing the president’s ability to perform the powers and duties arising from his functions,” the Pelosi office said on Thursday. The Commission would be set up under the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, which specifies procedures in the event that the head of state is unable to perform his duties.
Among other things, the amendment allows a statutory body together with the US vice president to oust the president. Various scenarios of this type have been discussed in recent days in connection with Trump coronavirus infection, after which he was hospitalized for three days.
Since the president’s diagnosis of covid-19, Pelosi has raised questions about his mental fitness and called for greater transparency in informing about his health. She said on Friday that the bill was not just a reaction to developments in the past week.
“This is not about President Trump, he will face a verdict from voters. But it shows us that there is a need to create a process for future presidents, “said the Speaker of the House. Her position does not change the fact that the proposal currently has no chance of approval, as the US Senate is controlled by Trump’s Republicans.
The proposal has zero chance of success, says the rapporteur
“Absolutely absurd,” said Senate Leader of the Republican Major Mitch McConnell. “It’s an absurd proposal,” added White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.
Even according to CT correspondent David Miřejovský, Pelesio’s proposal has “zero chance” of succeeding in the Senate. “Although Pelesi says the law would not affect the president’s current mandate, Republicans will certainly reject it,” he said.
According to him, the Democrats state as the main reason for passing the law that no one really knows how Trump is affected by steroids or two experimental drugs that doctors have given to the head of state over the past few days. “His doctors don’t want to tell them much either, because it’s the president. They didn’t even say when he had the last negative test, “added Miřejovský.