In December 2019, the House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on the possible impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The committee members
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.
The Constitution states that, if no presidential candidate gets a majority in the Electoral College—that is, 270 votes—then the House of Representatives chooses the president.
Fault Lines in the Constitution deals with two possible national emergencies—a foreign war and a pandemic. The situations can become even worse because of problems in our Constitution.
We’d like to recap the 25th Amendment here to explain how it works—and why it very likely doesn’t.
As the boss of the White House, the president can also choose and replace the people who work there, from the travel agents to the press secretary.