The fallout from the scathing New York Times op-ed is starting.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is demanding the 25th Amendment be invoked to remove President Donald Trump from office.
This is not the first time Democrats have tried to suggest the 25th Amendment needs to be invoked.
Up to this point, though, it was treated as nothing more than political fodder.
Now, with that op-ed, the Democrats can actually make a case.
The op-ed paints a picture of a president that cannot be trusted.
It gives the impression Trump is a maniac that is simply out of control and needs to be managed.
The most damning part of the letter is the suggestion that a “safe state” inside the White House is filtering the information Trump receives for fear he may act impulsively.
Warren, ever the opportunist, is using that op-ed to fire off attack after attack against Trump.
Many believe these attacks are merely groundwork for a 2020 presidential run.
She left little room for debate about where she stands, stating: “If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment.”
“The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the vice president and senior officials think the president can’t do his job,” Warren added. “It does not provide that senior officials go around the president – take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds … Every one of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”
While we still do not know who wrote the op-ed, we do know that person may have singlehandedly ruined any chance Trump has of winning a second term.
Trump’s most ardent supporters will not waiver, but conservatives who are already on the fence are starting to wonder if voting for Trump in the next election is wise.
Sadly, the media is actually celebrating the op-ed and treating it as a victory rather than the national security problem it presents.
Trump may not be what most would consider a traditional politician, but his voters knew exactly what they were getting when they cast their votes.
Thus far, Trump has not disappointed them in what he has delivered to the people of his country.
Even sadder is the fact he is being judged for his personality rather than what he has accomplished.
It’s too bad the same can’t be said about Sen. Warren.