Republicans Push for Biden’s Removal: What You Need to Know
In the aftermath of the release of a special counsel’s report highlighting concerns about President Joe Biden’s memory and handling of classified materials, several Republican lawmakers have called for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. However, there are significant hurdles to such a move, and here’s why it’s unlikely to happen.
The special counsel’s report pointed out alleged memory issues and mishandling of classified documents by President Biden, but it did not result in criminal charges. Republican Senators like Rick Scott, Mike Lee, and Josh Hawley, along with Representatives Mary Miller, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Mike Collins, urged invoking the 25th Amendment based on these findings.
High-profile figures from the right-wing, including Charlie Kirk, Mark Levin, and Scott Walker, also supported the idea. While most top Republicans didn’t directly call for the amendment, House Speaker Mike Johnson stated that the report shows Biden is unfit for office.
There’s no indication that Biden’s cabinet is considering such action. The White House counsel emphasized that they are pleased the investigation is over but criticized what they deemed as inaccurate and inappropriate comments in the report.
Why It’s Unlikely:
Even though there’s criticism from Republicans, invoking the 25th Amendment requires the support of the vice president and Biden’s Democratic cabinet, which seems improbable. Moreover, it would need a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers, making the prospect of Biden’s removal from office highly unlikely.
Similar calls were made during Trump’s presidency, but those came from within his own administration, particularly after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
In conclusion, while there’s a vocal push from some Republicans, removing Biden via the 25th Amendment remains more of a talking point than a practical possibility given the current political landscape and procedural hurdles.