Obama Official: Remove Trump Under 25th Amendment, Because Coronavirus

Neal Katyal at 9th Circuit CSPANAP

Neal Katyal, who served as Acting Solicitor General under President Barack Obama, tweeted Monday that President Donald Trump should be removed from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The 25th Amendment provides for a process of removing the president who is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Trump’s opponents have long discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to oust him from the presidency. The idea seems to surface every few months.

Katyal, a proponent of impeachment who co-authored the book Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump, which became a New York Times bestseller when it was published last year, tweeted in response to President Trump’s tweet attempting to put the scale of the coronavirus outbreak in perspective.

Katyal did not dispute Trump’s statistics. He simply responded:

He then added:


The hashtag “#25Amendment” apparently trended on Twitter on Monday as well.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.