Feinstein and McConnell show we need a 25th Amendment for Congress

Source: The Hill
by John J Martin

“Over the past year, concerns have grown over whether some of our elected officials are healthy enough to properly serve us. On the presidential front, Americans are confronting the reality that they will likely have to choose between an 81-year-old and a 78-year-old in November 2024. Meanwhile, in Congress, examples abound of members suffering from declining health, most notably Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The key difference between the president and Congress, however, is that should the former’s health prevent them from fulfilling their duties, the 25th Amendment can be invoked to transfer the office to another person. No such mechanism exists for members of Congress. Thus, when a senator or representative is too sick to do their job, their constituents are effectively left without full representation in Congress.” (09/13/23)