Just after President Trump was inaugurated in 2016, a co-founder of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), allegedly outlines different ways to oust Trump from the oval office, according to Breitbart News.
Reportedly, one of the options to remove Trump included declaring him mentally unfit and carrying out a military coup.
TIP co-founder Rosa Brooks has recently written a slew of op-eds summarizing TIP’s 22-page report, which concluded that anything less than a Biden-Harris landslide will spark catastrophe, including “violence in the streets” and a “constitutional impasse.”
“Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.” “Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.”
Brooks goes on to list four ways to oust a “crummy” president:
* Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait,” she wrote.
*. Impeachment. However, she lamented, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”
*. Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief’s removal if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
*. A military coup. She writes: “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”
“Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right?” Brooks writes. “Pence isn’t exactly a political moderate — he’s been unremittingly hostile to gay rights, he’s a climate change skeptic, etc. — but, unappealing as his politics may be to many Americans, he does not appear to actually be insane. (This is the new threshold for plausibility in American politics: ‘not actually insane.’)”
Breitbart is after me, claiming I'm urging a military coup. How do I know? Sudden uptick in illiterate, obscenity-laced tweets and emails.
— Rosa Brooks (@brooks_rosa) February 2, 2017
Four days later, Brooks tweeted, “And Then the Breitbart Lynch Mob Came for Me!”
And Then the Breitbart Lynch Mob Came for Me! https://t.co/M55S5yI5KP
— Rosa Brooks (@brooks_rosa) February 6, 2017
More from Breitbart:
When it comes to invoking the 25th Amendment, Brooks argues for appealing to the “ambitions” of Vice President Mike Pence.
That Amendment states:
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 [or, “president for a time”] 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.