President Biden has come under fire from both Republicans and Democrats for his administration’s handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover, but Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) took things to a new level when he suggested Biden’s removal from office should at the very least be discussed.
The “disastrous events in Afghanistan” left Scott wondering whether Biden is “capable of discharging the duties of his office” or if it’s time “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
Scott’s remarks are almost certainly intended to be inflammatory, and even if Republicans made a serious effort to remove Biden from office, they would require support from his Cabinet and both the House and Senate, which are controlled by Democrats. As a result, the scenario is almost certain not to occur.
GOP Sen. Rick Scott calls for a "bipartisan, bicameral" congressional probe into Biden's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. pic.twitter.com/q36yHymiwO— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 16, 2021
Scott also urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to launch a bipartisan investigation into the withdrawal.
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