On Wednesday the New York Times published an anonymous opinion article, and the intarverse erupted. But I have yet to see an address of something obvious: what the writers did.
I am not speaking about writing the essay. That is anyone’s right to free speech.
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.
This paragraph tells the story. Very early – probably before the actual election in fact – people who are now senior appointees in the administration knew their candidate was unfit for office for reasons of mental health. And they deliberately did not act on this knowledge.
They chose to enable someone who they believed to be unhealthy, a vulnerable adult, to remain in office so they can “steer the administration in the right direction” which is corrupt in two ways: they are annexing to themselves the authority of the executive, and they are deliberately harming the nation by keeping someone they believe to be unfit in office. There should be grounds there for impeachment for treason as well as high crimes and misdemeanours.
They are also taking advantage of a vulnerable adult with mental health issues. They may be doing so with the best of intentions, to improve the nation as they feel is best.
But they are taking advantage of a vulnerable adult with mental health issues to do it.