What is the 25th amendment — and why are people talking about it?

President Donald Trump walks to the White House as he arrives on the South Lawn, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning from a vacation to Bedminster, N.J. Alex Brandon AP

 

It used to be one of the lesser-known amendments to the United States constitution, but lately, more and more people are talking about it.

But what even is the 25th amendment — and why is there increasing conversation about it?

Adopted on Feb. 1967, the 25th amendment says the president can be removed from office if the majority of their cabinet determines the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Continue reading