Give credit where it’s due: this week, Nancy Pelosi read a part of the Constitution. That is something of an improvement over the time in 2009 when, asked by a reporter from CNS how the Constitution authorized Obamacare’s individual mandate, Pelosi could only sputter, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Here in 2020, Pelosi got serious about politicizing a factual question when she and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., introduced a bill to create a body of 17 members to determine the president’s capacity to carry out his duties if the 25th Amendment is invoked against him. The bill, H.R. 8548, extends the two-party struggle into yet another realm of governance and making the decision over the president’s health a battleground ripe for partisans fighting for power.
Planning For the Unthinkable
The bill deals with parts of the 25th Amendment that have never been invoked since its passage in 1967. Section 3, which allows a president to surrender power to