Rep. Chip Roy files resolution calling for invoking 25th Amendment of Constitution to remove Biden

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By BETHANY BLANKLEY | THE CENTER SQUARE

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, filed a resolution Friday calling for the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to be invoked to remove President Joe Biden from office after his performance at the presidential debate on Thursday night. Biden appeared to have mental and physical difficulties, prompting widespread speculation and criticism in the media and among Democrats.

The resolution calls on Vice President Kamala Harris “to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Joseph Biden incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as Acting President.” It also states Biden “has repeatedly and publicly demonstrated his inability to discharge the powers and duties of the presidency, including, among others, the powers and duties of the Commander-In-Chief.”

In a radio interview, Roy made similar arguments to those of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, saying he doesn’t know who would replace Biden as the Democratic nominee ahead on Novembers election. Cruz says it would be former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Roy said, “Democrats have now known this for a long time,” referring to Biden’s mental and physical health. “They’ve been guilty of trying to hide it from the American people. They’ve been using him [Biden] as a puppet as a Manchurian candidate to drive their radical agenda. They’ve done that on purpose … now they saw the gig is up, that Trump could win, they were hoping they could keep the Manchurian candidate in place, they panicked. It was a controlled panic, let’s have an early debate, we’ll see how he performed. He didn’t perform. Now they have what they need to try to push him aside and end-run [Vice President] Kamala [Harris].”

Regardless of the Democrats’ problems, Roy said, “we have a constitutional duty to protect the Constitution. He’s incapable. We should force Democrats to own it and make a choice. Do you agree, do you believe he’s competent? Let’s make them choose.”

Congress proposed the 25th Amendment in 1965 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. All 50 states ratified it in 1967. It establishes procedures for replacing the president or vice president under certain circumstances. The first time it was invoked was in 1973 after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned, according to the Congressional Research Service. It was again used in 1974 after President Richard Nixon resigned and when Vice President Gerald Ford, who became president, nominated Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President. It has not been used since.

Calls to invoke the 25th Amendment were made in February by multiple members of Congress after Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report cited examples of Biden’s mental lapses, describing him as an “elderly man with poor memory,” The Center Square reported.

Before that, and for three years, former White House physician for presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, repeatedly questioned Biden’s mental and physical health and called for him to be removed under the 25th Amendment, The Center Square reported.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, agreed with Roy’s resolution, saying, “If the need to invoke the 25th Amendment wasn’t made abundantly clear last night, it never will be. This is dire. And exactly the kind of situation for which the 25th Amendment was written.”

U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Florida, said if the Hur tapes were released, Biden’s cabinet would vote to remove him from office. She told Fox Business, “If we are able to hear that he is incompetent on those tapes,” she said the cabinet “would have to” vote to remove him. “I say that based on last night’s performance and the outcry from Democrats from various news outlets from the American people … calling for a new candidate or for him to step aside.”

At a campaign event in North Carolina on Friday, Biden said he wasn’t backing down. “I don’t walk as easy as I used to. I don’t speak as smoothly as I used to… I know how to tell the truth. I know right from wrong. I know how to do this job…I know like millions of Americans know; when you get knocked down you get back up.”

After his campaign blamed his poor performance on a cold, co-host of CBS Mornings Gayle King said, “When you have a cold there’s many things you can take for it. We didn’t know he had a cold until he stood up. A cold doesn’t force you to lose your train of thought. A cold doesn’t force you to just throw things out randomly that to many people made no sense.

“So how long do we continue to act like that we didn’t see what we just saw last night? I thought for many people, the word I keep hearing was, ‘it was very painful to watch.’”

39 COMMENTS

  1. Why would he do that? Let the dems implode on their own!

    is he working with the democrat party? Stop giving them assistance in removing Biden. If he doesn’t step down then their only option is to replace him at the convention. Let them clean up their dirty laundry.

    • “Why would he do that?………”
      Well, maybe because our foreign adversaries and allies have TVs, too? Believe it or not, there are some very manipulative folks outside our borders, and they *might* be a factor to consider beyond the sophomoric right/left slap-fest that this nation seems to be infatuated with.
      That’s why even scheduling this debate was the dumbest move of the past eight years for both sides, and your blindness as to why is the perfect example if why that is.
      Oh, BTW, there’s a world war firing up out there……….
      ‘https://www.kyivpost.com/post/34893

    • Exactly!!

      Sometimes the Republicans are their own worst enemies.

      Invoking the 25th Amendment would allow them to appraise them with somebody much better and harder for Trump to beat

  2. “So how long do we continue to act like that we didn’t see what we just saw last night?” The same question for our senators who have known this since Biden was installed 3 1/2 years ago, and pretended it’s all legite the entire time. A Harris presidency is far worse than sketchy, but that is where inaction by our senators takes our country. Our own senators and government’s corruption and incompetence is far more of national security threat to us than any foreign power.

  3. At last even the Democrats are admitting the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes. It must have been a cold 3.5 years naked and acting like he was dressed.

  4. The democrats are going to replace him with a different nominee. Kamala is the best choice for Trump to still win. Remember, most don’t like Trump either. They just know Biden is a vegetable and is a worse choice. If Democrats can nominate a likable candidate, which Kamala isn’t, then Trump loses.
    Invoking the 25th Amendment politically forces them to make Kamala their nominee and it’s just the right thing to do since we can’t have a commander in chief who is a vegetable 🥦.

  5. Since Biden took office, realizing his incompetence and dementia have threatened our national security. I have repeatedly asked Senator Sullivian to enact the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office.
    Senator Sullivan has done nothing

    • The Dems and GOP are the 2 faces of the same coin. Sullivan pretends we have a functioning and honest election system, and has known full well Biden is just a place holder.

      • While I don’t agree about President Biden’s influence in the world, and impact in the USA, especially with regard to many markers of success in restabilizing the health of our national economy for the good of the entire country, I do think it’s pitiful that the hopes and dreams of Americans are distilled to pin on such an unfit trumphian candidate for half the political electorate.

  6. I guess if he is too old to stand trial for his actions, he probably is too old to be president and the 25th is appropriate? Who has been holding the launch pad all this time?

  7. The great Uniter has become the greatest divider in the history of our country. His wife seems set on torturing the old pervert to his miserable end let her keep going. He deserves what he gets and so do all these lunatics that are supporting him. Everything he does pisses me off. Creepy creep.

  8. Well whatever happens I’m glad Joe was there to support Israel (& split the Lefties from the centrists)
    Even the stopped clock, & stopped he is, is correct twice a day.
    I think any other Dem President, going forward, will abandon Israel (& support terrorists)

    • Biden hasn’t supported Israel, he’s complicit in supporting and funding Iran with billions and billions of dollars and Iran has used the funds he allowed them to fund terrorism including the October 7th attacks on Israel.

  9. Puppet and Manchurian Candidate – This has been obvious from the day Biden took office as president. Why else would Dems keep lying about him?

  10. Yes, get senile Joe Biden out of the Oval Office ASAP! The World is careening towards WW3 and having a demented person anywhere near the levers of power is criminal! Who cares if Michelle Obama is the nominee? The same lunatic Democrats that voted for Biden will probably vote for her, him, they, them, but there are many independents that have seen enough to turn the tide.

  11. What happens if the US is attacked or otherwise dragged into a war? We just let Biden continue to be in power? I don’t feel confident about Kamala, either. Dems really, really screwed this up for ALL of us. November can’t come fast enough.

    Is there any way to have the election sooner? That would be ideal.

  12. Demographics are destiny. America is going the way of Brazil, and every other multicultural hell hole, doesn’t matter who the president is at this point. The schools and streets won’t be safe. We embraced the fundamental concept of communism, that everyone and all cultures are equal. A people who devalues its self to such a degree is bound to reap what they have sewn.

  13. Americans should be absolutely apoplectic that the White House, elected democrat enablers and the democrat party controlled media repeatedly lied about the mental condition of this corrupt, brain addled fool. This ‘debate’ made it clear how serious his condition is to a huge number of Americans who have been kept in the dark about Biden’s infirmities. It is finally sinking in to people that the democrat powers to be and their media operatives have conspired to retain their power at any cost through this enfeebled man by trying to get him elected again. Shame on them!

  14. Frankly this is way beyond democrat or republican. We have a man at the helm, who is clearly incapacitated and can not perform duties as required. It is clear to all but the most fervent believers that this has been that way for some considerable time. That makes us vulnerable AND we really do not know who exactly the un-elected people are pulling the strings behind the scene……

  15. Hay old chip buddy and the rest of congress this should have happened 1 day after the Afghanistan nightmare that claimed 13 of our nation’s kids. There is zero excuse to leave a mental deviant in the highest seat in the world. You all will answer for this one day…

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