At Outside the Beltway James Joyner calls for removing President Trump from office on grounds of mental unfitness under the 25h Amendment:
This is sad and dangerous. It’s why the 25th Amendment provides procedures for ousting a President who’s demonstrably not up to the job. Instead of embarrassing themselves in public praising him, his top advisors need to seriously consider pulling the plug.
Just for the record and for the umpteenth time, I did not vote for Trump, I think his demeanor is awful, I think some of his policies are wrong, but I think that some of them are right.
I hope that James recognizes the risks in what he’s proposing. If Trump is removed Mike Pence will become president. The ball will be in the Democrats’ court then. If President Pence encounters the same level of resistance that Trump has, Trump’s supporters will, rightly, see the entire Resistance as an attempted coup. There are already serious, sober people who aren’t died in the wool Trump supporters who see the Trump-Russia collusion story as an attempted coup.
There would be a genuine risk of an actual, shooting civil war and IMO no good would come of that.