Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for floating the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment, which is a constitutional measure to remove the sitting president from office.
Pelosi and Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin held a press conference Friday about the 25th Amendment, citing concerns with President Donald Trump’s health.
“That’s absurd. Absolutely absurd,” McConnell said about the press conference, Fox News reported. “Again, right here in his last three weeks before the election, I think those kinds of wild comments should be largely discounted.”
The 25th Amendment requires a declaration saying why the president is unable to serve. The declaration has to come from the vice president and a majority of the leaders of executive branch departments or by Congress. Pelosi would also need the support of the president pro tempore of the Senate, Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, if she were to try and push it through Congress.
In order to use the 25th