Earlier this week, columnist George Will wrote an Op-Ed criticizing the book Killing Reagan, by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. Will’s piece, titled “Bill O’Reilly Slanders Ronald Reagan,” appeared in the Washington Post.
Will felt that “Killing Reagan” was not properly fact-checked and relied to heavily on a memo written by one of Reagan’s staff members. The memo was written by an aide to Howard Baker. Baker was Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February, 1987 to June, 1988, according to reagan.utexas.edu.
The book says that in the memo, senior advisers discussed using the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove Reagan from office.
Section 4 of the 25th amendment discusses how to remove a President from office if he is “incapacitated.”