All of these cabinet resignations...
6MT_FTW last edited by 6MT_FTW
Help me understand - If most of Trump's cabinet resigns prior to the inauguration, allegedly in protest of yesterday's unprecedented idiocy, can the 25th be used to remove him from office? I hate to be so cynical as to think that this is a calculated plan but nothing that this whole cadre of useless, scheming, sycophantic shitgibbons do would surprise me at this point.
Jordan last edited by
It's 100% a calculated plan.
Cash Rewards last edited by
@6mt_ftw hadn't thought of it that way, and the answer is that no one knows. Someone should be acting in the capacity, usually the deputy. So, deputy secretary becomes acting secretary. Now, for the 25th, you need a majority of cabinet members. Is that the majority of cabinet members (official), or official and acting, or if there are vacant seats do they count as nays? No one knows, it'd go to courts. Hell, the law as written doesn't even say cabinet members, bit that's what it's been interpreted to mean.
facw last edited by
@cash-rewards I would think acting officials should count, as they would still be "the principal officers of the executive departments". And even if they didn't it's hard to see how a vacancy would count as a vote against, since it is talking about a majority of the principal officers, not a majority of the positions. Though yeah, I'd expect it would go to courts regardless.
krustywantout last edited by
@6mt_ftw Good question. I don't think Pence has the drive to pull the trigger. He's upset about everything but, Pence has shown he is not an aggressive man. I also think the GOP doesn't want it to happen because it will only extend their public embarrassment. These two weeks couldn't move fast enough right now. I warned everyone that the post election fatigue was going to be worse than the pre election fatigue and unfortunately, I was right.
gmporschenut also a fan of hondas last edited by
@6mt_ftw still requires the senate so I don’t see anything happening
facw last edited by
@gmporschenut-also-a-fan-of-hondas Doesn't really require the Senate. It would require the Senate to keep him from saying "actually I'm fine!" and coming back, but the timetable is such that his term would be over before the House would have to act on that.
LooseonExit last edited by
Feels very calculated.
davesaddiction last edited by
These are people just trying to save what little self-respect they have left.
I do respect the few true patriots who've stayed on in this administration in loyal service to our nation (and her citizens) who have accepted the personal damage to their reputations by the association in order to attempt to keep this presidency between the guardrails and prevent this asshole from doing any more damage than he has.
Many, many attempted to do this, and failed (or were fired).
fintail last edited by fintail
I like seeing DeVos take the coward's way out. What a pile of manure. I hope some charges can be laid against her - more corrupt inheritance elite trash that would have met a different fate in different times and locations.
Seeing Elaine Chao, who also merits similar investigation, was also nice. Many audits and investigations need to occur when the new regime is in place.