Several Republican lawmakers are urging members of the president’s cabinet, Joe Bidento invoke an amendment to the Constitution to disqualify him from officeafter a report from a prosecutor questioned the president’s poor memory.
“Merrick Garland (the attorney general) has the duty to invoke the 25th amendment before his cabinet colleagues. Or prosecute Biden. If he is not going to prosecute him, then he should invoke the 25th now,” he said this Friday on the social network Senator Josh Hawley.
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that cabinet members can remove the president from his duties in the event that he is deemed incapable of performing the powers and duties of the office.
If that were to happen, the current Vice President, Kamala Harris, would be the one who would assume the Presidency until the next November elections.
Republican Representative Claudia Tenney, for her part, also sent a letter yesterday to Garland requesting that he invoke the amendment 25 in cabinet.
Republican lawmakers made these requests after special counsel Robert Hur presented his report on Biden’s handling of classified documents this Thursday.
Hur concluded that Biden intentionally withheld classified documents from his time as vice president, but decided not to press charges against him.
What caught the most attention about the report, however, was that Hur claimed that Biden showed a “significantly limited memory” during the interrogations carried out in 2023.
The special prosecutor revealed that Biden did not remember the dates on which he held the Vice Presidency and that he had difficulty remembering the date of his son Beau’s death in 2015.
In an appearance Thursday night at the White House, Biden defended that his memory is in good condition, but at one point he referred to Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, as the “president of Mexico.”
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The lapses of Biden, who at 81 is the oldest president to have ever occupied the White Houseare increasingly frequent, something that could pose a problem in the middle of the electoral campaign for his re-election.