Joe Scarborough: Trump’s Behavior Has Made the 25th Amendment ‘Null and Void’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has said the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is now effectively null and void. The amendment, which allows for the removal of a president who is unfit for office, no long matters, Scarborough argued, as people have accepted President Donald Trump’s behavior.
“I’ve got to say, if the last two weeks haven’t completely made null and void the 25th Amendment,” Scarborough said.
“If a president behaving this way while a pandemic sweeps across our country and kills more people, actually, than died in the Vietnam War, and the President had just said a couple months earlier that it was just one person coming from China. It’d be swept away, that it was 11 or 15 people. Let me just say, the 25th Amendment is de facto abolished.”
“We’ve got an election coming up. I’m not saying that this is what Democrats should push for because it would only distract. I’m just saying, like my con law professor said about the Tenth Amendment, that the massive growth of government, in effect, made void, for all practical purposes, the Tenth Amendment.”
“You can add the 25th Amendment to that right now because this President is behaving in a way that is so dangerous, extraordinarily irrational, in the middle of a pandemic that is changing history, that is destroying our economy day by day, that’s killing people, especially seniors, day by day.”
“If it were ever going to be used, it’d be used now. It is not going to be used, so why don’t we just stop pretending that we have a 25th Amendment? Because we really, for all practical purposes, we don’t.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.