Senator Josh Hawley is among the many Republicans in Congress calling on Democrats to invoke the 25th amendment against President Joe Biden following concerns about his mental acuity. This comes after Representative Claudia Tenney formally requested that Attorney General Merrick Garland explore this option.
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, which outlined President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, has raised concerns about his competency to serve as President. The report stated that Biden exhibits “diminished faculties” and “significant limitations” and would have difficulty standing trial due to his poor memory.
In her letter to Attorney General Garland, Tenney expressed alarm about Hur’s reasoning for not charging Biden in the classified documents case. She stated that if the President is not mentally competent to stand trial, then he “most seemingly lacks the ability to execute his presidential responsibilities.”
Biden has made a series of disturbing mental lapses in public, including claiming to have spoken with world leaders who have been deceased for years. His cognitive issues have raised questions about his fitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
Republicans have demanded the invocation of the 25th amendment for President Biden, with several representatives, including Mary Miller and Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling for his resignation or impeachment if he is unfit to serve.
Senator Hawley has urged Democrats to take a stand and invoke the 25th amendment for the good of the country. He challenged them to be the first patriotic Democrat to “state the obvious” and take action against Biden.
Representative Dean Phillips, a longshot Democratic presidential candidate, expressed concerns about President Biden’s mental acuity, stating that he cannot continue to serve as Commander-in-Chief beyond his term ending January 20, 2025. Phillips invited fellow Democrats to face the truth about Biden’s ability to lead the country.
While some Democrats have avoided the discussion, others have awkwardly defended the President. Andrew Weinstein, the Chair of the DNC Lawyer’s Council, praised Biden’s record despite his obvious mental handicaps. Democratic Representative Susan Wild vociferously defended Biden, stating that he has no memory issues and attributing his verbal mistakes to a lifelong speech impediment.
Calls for the invocation of the 25th amendment against President Biden continue to gain traction among Republicans in Congress. Concerns about his mental acuity and ability to lead the country have prompted speculation about his fitness to serve as President.
As the debate over invoking the 25th amendment continues, it is clear that President Biden’s cognitive issues have become a topic of national interest. The coming days and weeks will likely see increased pressure on Democrats to take action to address these concerns.