Report: Internal 25th Amendment Conversations Were Led by Pompeo, Mnuchin
Since a Donald Trump provoked mob attacked the US Capitol, a number of the President’s cabinet members have jumped ship. Elaine Chao, Betsy DeVos, Mark Mulvaney and Stephanie Grisham have all left their roles in the Trump White House.
Some of the members who haven’t left Team Trump, though, have had talks about invoking the 25th Amendment. Mike Pence would need to support a cabinet effort to oust the President and he is not interested. But according to a new report from CNBC, Steve Mnuchin an Mike Pompeo talked with their staffs about the possibility.
Kayla Tausche writes, “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held informal conversations within their own agencies about the contours of the 25th Amendment, the invocation of which would begin a process to remove Trump from office, according to three sources familiar with the matter.”
What might become of Pompeo and Mnuchin’s futures are unknown. Prior to joining Trump’s team, Mnuchin had largely donated money to Democratic candidates. He is likely to return to a career in finance and leave Washington DC.
Pompeo’s situation is much different. Seen as an ambitious man, there are rumors that the current Secretary of State could seek the Republican nomination in 2024. While Pompeo long humored Trump’s attempts to overturn the election, Tuesday’s events were apparently a bridge too far for him.