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in2herbs

(2,937 posts)
Sun Dec 2, 2018, 08:23 PM Dec 2018

Commander in Chief question

If the Pres is Commander in Chief of all the military and it can be proven that tRump is incapable of performing that position because of decisions he's made that put troops in harms way or other reasons, could this be a back door to remove him from office?

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Commander in Chief question (Original Post) in2herbs Dec 2018 OP
No. Impeachment and removal by Congress MineralMan Dec 2018 #1
CoC's job is to put troops in harms way underpants Dec 2018 #2
That's really what the 25th amendment was put in place for... PoliticAverse Dec 2018 #3
But, military officers and regular troops SCantiGOP Dec 2018 #4
You mean a coup? Polybius Dec 2018 #5

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
3. That's really what the 25th amendment was put in place for...
Sun Dec 2, 2018, 08:32 PM
Dec 2018

the case for when the President has "gone nuts"...

Section 4. 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.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days 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. 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 of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

SCantiGOP

(13,827 posts)
4. But, military officers and regular troops
Sun Dec 2, 2018, 08:56 PM
Dec 2018

have a legal responsibility under US and international law to not obey an “illegal order.”
That is a very precarious decision for any military person since failure to follow an order that might later be determined to be legal can have severe consequences.

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