Sen. Rick Scott has recommended applying the 25th Amendment and removing Biden from office following Afghanistan’s collapse.
On Monday, after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, Florida’s U.S. Senator Rick Scott floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment. According to the correction, “in case of the removal of the President from office, the Vice President shall become President.” It is usually applied when the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
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
Last week, in a social media post, Sen. Scott wrote:
“Inflation is raging. The debt ceiling expired & U.S. debt is headed to $45 TRILLION. Kabul is falling to the Taliban & encounters in the Biden Border Crisis just hit a 20 YEAR HIGH.
Democrats control the House, Senate & The White House. What in the world is Joe Biden doing?”
Quoting the abovementioned statement, the senator added on Monday:
“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?”
Following the press conference the Taliban held directly from Afghanistan’s presidential palace, Biden, who was still at Camp David at the time, was slammed for not addressing the catastrophic turn of events on time.
CNN: “There are many who are asking, 'where’s the president?'"
“There are no indications that President Biden is going to address the nation.” pic.twitter.com/vUSNiIKDyE
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 15, 2021
Eventually, the U.S. president addressed the nation, saying that he bore responsibility for the chaotic pullout, as per The Daily Wire. However, he also claimed that former President Donald Trump had forced his decision to withdraw U.S. air support from Afghanistan and that the Afghan military and government were to blame for falling to the Taliban.
In his official speech, President Joe Biden said:
“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, U.S. forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021 – just a little over three months after I took office.
The choice I had to make as your president was to either follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.
There was no status quo of stability without American casualties after May 1. There was only the cold reality of either following through on the agreement to withdraw our forces or escalating the conflict and sending thousands more American troops back into combat in Afghanistan, lurching into the third decade of conflict.”
How many more generations of America’s daughters and sons would you have me send to fight Afghanistan’s civil war when Afghan troops will not?
I’m clear on my answer. pic.twitter.com/mOprNke9UJ
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 17, 2021
The 46th President of the United States continued:
“I always promised the American people that I would be straight with you. The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we anticipated. So what’s happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, some without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision. American troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war, and dying in a war, that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves.”