The White House has not said when Trump last tested negative for the virus — which would help pinpoint when he was infected — because that’s his “privatemedical history.”
Pelosi plans to introduce legislation to create a commission as outlined under the 25th Amendment to assess the president’s capacity to hold office.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a constitutional law professor, rolled out legislation that would create a commission to assess a president’s capacity to serve as outlined under the 25th Amendment.
The 25th Amendment was passed by Congress and ratified in 1967 as way to ensure a continuity of power in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
It says the vice president and a majority of principal officers of the executive departments “or of such other body as Congress” may by law provide a declaration to Congress that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” At that point, the vice president would immediately assume the powers of acting president.
On Friday, Pelosi said the proposed