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Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration officials are obligated to invoke 25th Amendment

February 18, 2019

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential hopeful, on Sunday defended using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office if Trump administration officials deemed him unfit.

Ms. Warren said at a campaign rally in Las Vegas that administration officials are obligated to take the extreme path of invoking the 25th Amendment, The Nevada Independent reported.

“My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Ms. Warren said, according to the newspaper. “Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. It is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.”

The 25th Amendment establishes a process for the president’s Cabinet to remove the commander in chief from office should they determine him unfit to lead.

Ms. Warren’s comments came as former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe claimed on CBS’s “60 Minutes” this weekend that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein seriously considered wearing a wire to record Mr. Trump and looked into invoking the 25th Amendment.

Mr. Trump, though framing Mr. McCabe as a liar, called the moves “illegal and treasonous” on Monday.