Republicans Hatch Constitutional Plan To Remove Biden For Good

Republicans have a plan, but let’s hope they go through with it.

After Biden’s horrifically botched U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Republican leaders are calling for the commander in chief’s removal — whether he likes it or not.

The events that unfolded over the weekend — the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, the terrifying events at the airport, Afghanis losing their lives, Americans stranded, etc. — have emboldened U.S. enemies and made a laughing stock of our military.

As a result, Biden addressed the nation, doubling down on his military decision, and blaming Trump in the process.

Now, finally, Republicans are fighting back.

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott hinted at the plan on his official twitter account:

Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney also pushed for setting up the process for removing Biden through the constitutional process.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in October 2020, following then-President Donald Trump’s admittance to the hospital with the coronavirus, pushed for a bill calling for the creation of a “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office.” The bill, widely viewed as a statement during the height of campaign season, did not advance in the House during the last Congress.

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.

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.

Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate make that scenario highly unlikely, unfortunately.

Use of the 25th Amendment, however unlikely a possibility, was also frequently floated as a means to take Trump from power.

Other Republican commentators have previously suggested using the 25th Amendment to take Biden out of power for other reasons, such as accusations that the 78-year-old president does not have the mental capacity to lead the country.

Texas Republicans and former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson said on Fox News last month:

He “thinks [Biden] is either going to resign or they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point — or they’re going to have use the 25th amendment to get rid of him.”

Jackson reiterated his call to invoke the 25th Amendment on Monday.

Author: Sebastian Hayworth