House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced legislation on the 25th Amendment that seeks to effectively strip “future presidents” of presidential powers.
Pelosi, who is second in line to the presidency after Pence, held a mid-morning press conference with Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin on introducing the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act, which would evaluate Trump’s fitness for office.
“This is not about President Trump,” she insisted. “He will face the judgement on the voters, but he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents,” she went on, referring to his diagnosis with COVID-19.
The commission would consist of 16 members appointed by both Republican and Democratic leaders — eight of which would be medical professionals and another eight former members of the executive branch like past presidents, vice presidents and attorneys general, Raskin said. A chair would be chosen by the 16 members.