A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill that would let the vice president and former presidents collaborate to decide if a president is fit for office.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the bill Monday during the House of Representatives' two-week recess, The Hill reports.
The bill would target the 25th Amendment, which mandates that the vice president becomes the president if the latter dies or resigns. It also lets the vice president take over if he or she and a majority of Cabinet officers agree to it.
It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president ...
Blumenauer argues that system doesn't work. An unstable president could fire his entire Cabinet, or the Cabinet could opt to speak in the president's favor because they were politically appointed.
His bill argues former presidents and vice presidents should collaborate with the current vice president instead.
Earl Blumenauer wants to amend the constitution to give Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney more power. https://t.co/7qB5DJViHh— Alan Smithee (@ActualFlatticus) April 18, 2017
The bill was lampooned by critics.
Blumenauer's bow tie must be tied to tight and its cutting off the oxygen supply to his brain.— De_Ploribus_Uno (@DE_Ploribus_Uno) April 18, 2017