Yes, the 25th Amendment is more likely
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:36pm

Rumor has it that his Cabinet isn't in awe of him, and Pence is obviously ready and willing to step in.

"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."

So Pence would need to convince 13 of the 24 Cabinet members that Trump is completely GaGa.

Does that actually sound difficult to you?

Offhand, I could see yes votes from:
  1. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

  2. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  3. White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly

  4. Secretary of Defense James Mattis

  5. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

  6. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats

  7. Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo

  8. Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Not many more needed.

And if that lineup of people is telling Congress that Trump is nuts, I think they would concur. I can guarantee that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would prefer Pence to Trump.
Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation, former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.

I think Bannon got it right.

  • Well, at least you're being rational.SES, Wed Nov 29 11:53am
    Just kidding. Good luck getting 2/3rds of a Republican-controlled Senate to impeach a sitting Republican President. Too funny. You kids and your childlike imaginations.
    • Yes, the 25th Amendment is more likely — Jeeves, Wed Nov 29 12:36pm
      • Read it again.SES, Wed Nov 29 2:27pm
        Amendment XXV, Section 4: "...Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt... more