The Democrats proposed using the 25th amendment to remove President Donald J. Trump from office for the four years he was in office, and now the tables are being turned on Democrat Joe Biden. Biden’s own party, which views him as a calamity they cannot escape, is behind the use of this tactic to remove him from office.
The Hill previously reported on the Democrat’s prior attempts to develop a consensus in Washington, D.C. to utilize the metric, which Trump preempted by taking a cognitive test and passing with high marks.
“Democrats even tried but failed to establish a ‘presidential disability review body’ in 2017 to help with the ousting process,” Merrill Matthews, a resident researcher at the Institute for Policy Innovation, said in an article published by The Hill.
This topic has been revived, but this time it’s due of “President Biden’s mental health” concerns.
Matthews noted, “Biden’s issues are substantively different. We frequently see him, after he has delivered a speech, wander off as if he doesn’t know where he is or where he’s supposed to go. Someone hurries over and takes his arm and points him in the right direction. At times he’s lucid and in control, but at other times he seems baffled and confused. It’s not unusual to see this behavior in older people, and Biden turns 80 this month.”
Biden has made egregious and stunning errors, such as stating his son died in Iraq or that gasoline was $5 per gallon when he became office.
“If that is indeed mental decline we’re seeing, it will likely get worse,” Merrill warned.
The 25th Amendment declares that the vice president becomes president upon the death or resignation of the president, that the VP takes over if the presidency is vacant, and that the president may surrender authority willingly while having a medical operation, for instance.
“The fourth section is the only one that has never been implemented. It provides for the involuntary replacement of the president when the ‘Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments [i.e., the Cabinet] or of such other body as Congress may by law provide’ determine that the ‘President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’”
Matthews said it’s unlikely Kamala Harris would ever make such a move.
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But he said it’s entirely feasible that there will be a “full-court press by Democratic leaders to convince Biden not to run for reelection. How successful that effort would be is anyone’s guess. People in mental decline are often the last to concede the fact. But as I have written here previously, political parties don’t have the power to stop someone from running, especially an incumbent president.” CONTINUE READING…