“Is America today in need of an unprecedented constitutional intervention?” George W. Bush’s ethics attorney, Richard Painter, and clinical psychologist Leanne Watt discuss the 25th Amendment and Trump’s mental health matters.
Painter and Watt began their opinion piece for NBC News with a quick explanation of the 25th Amendment:
The 25th Amendment is the ultimate constitutional “check” — a corrective mechanism for an American president who is physically or psychologically unable to lead. Most important, it grants legal authority to those closest to power — first, the vice president and Cabinet members, then members of Congress — to stage an intervention. At the very least, these individuals are authorized to call a temporary timeout if the president is judged unfit to govern.
“Is America today in need of an unprecedented constitutional intervention?” George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer and noted psychologist discuss the 25th Amendment