On Monday, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) suggested Former Vice President Biden should be removed from office under the 25th Amendment.
The call to remove the President (the same one that hall fallen up steps to Airforce One earlier this year) came after the world watched the fall of Kabul unfold over the weekend.
Scott said in a tweet, “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?”
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 particulars of the 25th Amendment give authority to the Vice President and members of the cabinet to remove a sitting President if they believe the President “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
In cases where the 25th Amendment has been invoked, they have revolved around health concerns and tragedies.
The Taliban’s blitz across the country of Afghanistan concluded in just a few days, ending in the capture of Kabul. The speed in which the Taliban were able to maneuver and conclude their conquest had caught US military and politicians by surprise, triggering a rushed retreat from the country.
The blowback from the embarrassing evacuation from Afghanistan has led to mounting criticism of the Former Vice President’s administration and handling of the withdrawal.
After returning from Camp David, Joe Biden gave a brief speech where he passed the responsibility of the catastrophe on President Trump and the Afghan government.