White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dismissed talk of invoking the 25th Amendment against President Trump as “ridiculous.”
“The fact that that’s actually being honestly discussed is ridiculous and frankly it’s insulting to the nearly 62 million people that came out and overwhelmingly supported this president, voted for him, supported his agenda and are watching and cheering on as he successfully implements that agenda every single day,” Sanders told reporters at a briefing.
The subject was addressed in an op-ed written by an anonymous official in the Trump administration and published by The New York Times.
“Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis,” the author wrote in the piece.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, who wrote a book about her experience in the administration and titled it “Unhinged,” recently told MSNBC that the 25th was frequently discussed and even had its own hashtag, TFA.