Republicans Mull Over Invoking 25th Amendment to Oust Biden in Wake of Afghan Horror

Republicans Mull Over Invoking 25th Amendment to Oust Biden in Wake of Afghan Horror

On Monday, Florida’s Republican Senator Rick Scott tweeted, “After the disastrous events in Afghanistan, we must confront a serious question: is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment?”

The Washington Examiner reports:

It is highly unlikely that Biden would be removed from office through the process outlined in the 25th Amendment, which governs the line of succession in the event of the president’s death or resignation and how the vice president can assume the president’s duties.

Section 4 of the amendment says that if the vice president and a majority of the president’s Cabinet “or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” agree that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” then the vice president shall become acting president.

New York Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney also supported a 25th Amendment scenario to oust Biden, noting Democrats have attempted to use the Amendment against former President Trump. Monday Rep Tenney tweeted, “Last year, my colleague Jamie Raskin stated ‘The 25th Amendment was adopted 50 years ago, but Congress has never set up the body it calls for to determine presidential fitness in the event of physical or psychological incapacity. Now is the time to do it.’ Well, NOW is the time.”

“It is now clear our Commander In Chief & his administration are incapable of or unwilling to perform their duties. If Biden does not resign, it is time for Congress to take action. Our military can’ be led in this manner, it is a national security disaster waiting to happen” added Tenney.

Texas Republican Ronny Jackson also joined in suggesting to invoke the 25th Amendment on Monday. “Remember when I said it was time to consider the 25th Amendment and the LIARS in the liberal press ATTACKED me? I wonder what they think now after Biden is very OBVIOUSLY mentally incapable of leading during a crisis. Something MUST be done!” Jackson tweeted.

The Examiner writes, “not only is it highly unlikely that Vice President Kamala Harris and Biden’s Cabinet would make that move over the Afghanistan withdrawal, but the process does not end there.”

“The president can then argue that he does, in fact, have the ability to execute the duties of his office. Congress would then assemble to debate the issue, and the vice president could only then assume the president’s duties by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress.” Because of the Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate, that scenario is highly unlikely.


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