Monday, January 2, 2017

The Pence Gambit

Here's a scenario worthy of a novel (thriller) plot. We'll call it 'The Pence Gambit'.
Vice Pres. Elect Mike Pence, leading Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham; Representative Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and other Republican leaders, wait patiently for the new President Elect to be sworn in. The following day, those Republicans, led by VP Pence, invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring President Trump unfit for office.
Trump's advisors attempt to explain to him that his response to Congress must be in writing. He dismisses their advice, and responds as expected – via Twitter.
Congressional leaders on both sides agree that Pence is far more acceptable as President. Democrats realize that Pence is sane, and although his beliefs and philosophy are in many ways objectionable, they agree that he is capable of carrying out the duties of the President as outlined in the US Constitution. They happily agree to vote with Republicans.
After several days of Trump throwing the most epic Twitter tantrum in US history, Congress votes to override Trump's objection, and accept Pence's assertion that Trump is unfit.
Shortly thereafter, Mike Pence is sworn in as the 46th President of the US.

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.

He also writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

Larry lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.

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