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25 Dems Now Support Bill to Impeach Trump

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Rep. Jamie Raskin. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

By    |   Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 10:17 PM

A bill to create a panel that would move to impeach President Donald Trump from office is picking up steam as 25 Democrats are now backing the plan, Yahoo News reports.

Their support comes on the heels of Trump’s Twitter firestorm where he ripped into MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, the bill’s sponsor, sent out an email asking colleagues to get behind the measure because it was of "enduring importance to the security of our nation."

"In case of emergency, break glass," Raskin told Yahoo News. "If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a bizarre litany of events and outbursts."

Trump's tweets were condemned by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and many said it was beneath the dignity of the president’s office.

The bill would create a congressional oversight commission that would be empowered to conduct an examination of Trump "to determine whether the president is incapacitated, either mentally or physically."

But moving to impeach Trump using section 4 of the 25th Amendment — to declare a president disabled — is in some respects more difficult than impeachment, according to Joel K. Goldstein, a professor of law at St. Louis University. Goldstein also told Yahoo News the move would need support from Vice President Mike Pence who could also vote to block it.

"The vice president is a necessary party. He effectively has a veto," said Goldstein. "He's a deal breaker."

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