25th Amendment: How do we decide whether the president is competent?
Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). He is the sponsor of a piece of legislation that seeks to define the phrase in Section 4 which states “or of such other body as Congress may by law provide.” His bill, Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, would create a commission empowered to examine the president—any president—and report to Congress on the president’s capacity. It would thus bypass the need for the vice president and at least eight Cabinet secretaries to go to Congress and declare the president unfit.
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