Impeachment is a constitutional mechanism. The Twenty-Fifth
Amendment is a constitutional mechanism. Mass resignations
followed by voluntary testimony to congressional committees are a
constitutional mechanism. Overt defiance of presidential
authority by the president’s own appointees — now that’s a
If the president’s closest advisers believe that he is morally and
intellectually unfit for his high office, they have a duty to do
their utmost to remove him from it, by the lawful means at hand.
That duty may be risky to their careers in government or
afterward. But on their first day at work, they swore an oath to
defend the Constitution — and there were no “riskiness”
exemptions in the text of that oath.
My thoughts exactly. If he’s unfit for office, say so. Resign and call for impeachment or stay and invoke the 25th Amendment.