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A new bill would let former presidents decide if new ones are fit for officeby Circa News
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A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill that would let the vice president and former presidents collaborate to decide if a president is fit for office.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the bill Monday during the House of Representatives' two-week recess, The Hill reports.

The bill would target the 25th Amendment, which mandates that the vice president becomes the president if the latter dies or resigns. It also lets the vice president take over if he or she and a majority of Cabinet officers agree to it.

"It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president ..."

Earl Blumenauer

Blumenauer argues that system doesn't work. An unstable president could fire his entire Cabinet, or the Cabinet could opt to speak in the president's favor because they were politically appointed.

His bill argues former presidents and vice presidents should collaborate with the current vice president instead.

The bill was lampooned by critics.

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