Sen. Rick Scott Wants To Remove Biden From Office Using 25th Amendment
Scott is also calling for a congressional investigation into Biden’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan after the fall of the U.S.-backed government on Sunday.
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? https://t.co/l1bFrUdZH9
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) August 16, 2021
The 25th Amendment allows a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office by declaring them unfit to govern.
But this isn’t the first time one of former President Donald Trump‘s allies has tried to raise questions about Biden’s mental state.
Scott does seem to be the first GOP senator to suggest Biden should be removed not for his handling of Afghanistan.
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) echoed Scott’s call to action, tweeting on Monday: “Something MUST be done.”
Donald Trump Jr. also tweeted in support of Scott and Jackson, even using the hashtag “#25Amendment.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) released the following statement over the weekend: “A proud superpower has been reduced to hoping the Taliban will not interfere with our efforts to flee Afghanistan. God knows what fate awaits vulnerable Afghans who cannot make it to Kabul to board one of the final flights out. Terrorists and major competitors like China are watching the embarrassment of a superpower laid low.”