U.S. President Donald Trump said that the use of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution against him poses “zero risk”.
The head of state added that he is not concerned about the possibility of his removal under this amendment. Speaking in Texas, the U.S. leader called the impeachment being prepared in the House of Representatives “the biggest and most vicious fabrication.
Earlier, the U.S. House of Representatives released a resolution to impeach Trump. Democrats also submitted a resolution to Congress to impeach the incumbent U.S. president. The politician is accused of sedition and that he has “seriously endangered the security of the United States and government institutions.” According to members of the House of Representatives, Trump remains a threat to national security and democracy and should be removed from office because of this.
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted after the death of President John F. Kennedy. It provides for the removal of the head of state if he is incapacitated, and also allows for situations in which the leader’s illness or death prevents him from either acting or resigning. The vice-president would have to act as president until the inauguration of the new head of state.