E Tu, Pence? A President’s Day ‘What if’

Julius Caesar, a la Shakespeare, was assassinated. When he grew too ambitious, and alienated enough key senators, he was removed from his position by the sharp ends of several knives; one, welded by his closest confidant.

But what if Shakespeare got it wrong. What if Caesar’s removal from power proceeded peaceably..

What if:….

Caesar , so adept at alienating friend and foe, managed to say several things (or just the one really bat-shit thing) that made his immediate circle, stop and look at each other with a WTF expressions.

In this re-telling of the tale, the majority number of this inner circle, all agree that the man occupying the big chair should be closer to a straight-jacket and further removed from  the launch codes (or whatever Roman WOMD existed at the time).

The only daggers involved in this telling would be in the looks exchanged as Pence, I mean Brutus, is convinced to lead a vote against the tyrant and by a narrow majority, a vote of no-confidence is made.

This triggers a referendum in legislative where enough members miraculously put sanctity of the state over those of fraternal partisanship, and in 2/3rds majority vote support the earlier coup-de-conscious.

The result, is a dethroned Trump..
I mean, Caesar…
with Brutus succeeding him as ruler.

Sounds Shakespearean, sure.
and it couldn’t happen in real life, could it:

 

Article XXV-SECTION 4 of the Constitution of the U.S.A…

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

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