Here We Go: GOP Lawmaker Calls for 25th Amendment to Be Invoked on Joe Biden

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Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) has said what everyone is thinking: Joe Biden is not fit to be president of the United States, and it’s time for him to call a lid for good and retire to his taxpayer-funded walled Delaware beach house, where he can rail intemperately at aides to his heart’s content. Whether Tenney’s call will be heeded, however, is quite another matter.

Fox News reported Tenney’s statement Thursday evening, in the wake of Joe’s disastrous performance in the role of an angry old man yelling about his unimpaired competence while mixing up the presidents of Egypt and Mexico and boasting about his memory while forgetting the name of the place where he got the rosary he said he wears in memory of his late son, Beau. At least this time he didn’t tell us that Beau was killed in Iraq, as he has so many times in the past.

Tenney, according to Fox, “is calling for the Cabinet to ‘explore’ the use of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove President Biden from office, following Special Counsel Robert Hur’s ‘alarming’ report.” This is about as likely as Donald Trump picking Nancy Pelosi as his running mate, but nevertheless, yes, if we had been sane and honest administration, this would already be in the works.

The 25th Amendment states:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thus, the entire process relies upon Kamala Harris and a number of the “principal officers of the executive departments” agreeing that Old Joe is in a perpetual sundown and needs to be put out to pasture. The problem is that all those people have been appointed by Old Joe, or the people who are running things in his name. They’re not going to turn against their principal patron, who is likely still railing, in full Captain Queeg style, about his peerless abilities. 

Tenney, however, wasn’t just grandstanding. She even wrote a letter to the Biden regime’s Gestapo chief, Attorney General Merrick Garland, calling on him to turn on his master, the way Stalin’s chief enforcer, Lavrentiy Beria, turned on Uncle Joe in his last days. Tenney pointed out that “after concluding that President Biden knowingly and willfully removed, mishandled, and disclosed classified documents repeatedly over a period of decades, Mr. Hur nevertheless recommended that charges not be brought against him.” This was yet another manifestation of our two-tier “justice” system, but Tenney saw in it something even more ominous than that.

“Special Counsel's reasoning was alarming," she continued. "He recited numerous instances in which President Biden exhibited dramatically compromised mental faculties and concluded that a jury would be likely to perceive President Biden as a sympathetic and forgetful old man." She reminded Garland, the godfather of selective and politicized prosecution, that “selective prosecution is morally, ethically, and legally prohibited." We don't prosecute or decline to prosecute people based on their personalities, or on the public's anticipated perception of them. If the Special Counsel finds that the evidence forms a reasonable basis to bring charges, he must do so." 

Related: Does Old Joe Biden Even Know That He’s President?

Bringing the point home, she declared that the “Justice” Department could not “ethically bring charges against former President Trump because he has mental acuity and a forceful personality, and declined to bring charges against President Biden because of his cognitive decline." 

What’s more, Tenney said that if Biden is so cognitively impaired that he cannot stand trial, then he "most seemingly lacks the ability to execute his presidential responsibilities. Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to explore proceedings to remove the President pursuant to the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution. President Biden needs to be charged, or he needs to be removed. There is no middle ground." 

That is absolutely true, but he will almost certainly neither be charged nor removed, because Merrick Garland is a corrupt hack who has transformed his department into a weapon of partisan vengeance rather than one that carries out the administration of impartial justice. Biden is on his side, so Biden will skate. Nonetheless, what Tenney has said is true, and should be heeded. 

Oh, and there was just one inaccuracy about the Special Counsel’s report, which called Biden a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory”: Old Joe is neither sympathetic nor well-meaning.

Biden regime gives Israel 45 days to submit report on alleged international law violations or lose military aid

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As I have predicted, the Biden regime is moving toward rupturing the US/Israeli alliance in order to appease his far-Left base.

“Biden gives Israel 45 days to submit a report on international law violations or lose military aid,” by Hannah Sarisohn, Jerusalem Post, February 9, 2024:

President Joe Biden issued a memorandum Thursday night asking countries receiving U.S. military funding to prove they’re following international humanitarian and human rights laws.

The timing of the memorandum coincides with President Biden’s unscheduled press conference where he took reporters’ questions on the Israel-Hamas war, saying Israel’s response is “over the top.”

For weeks now, reporters have pressed both the White House and State Department on their ability to assess if Israel is following international law as there have been no formal assessment procedures in place.

Administration officials have repeated that one innocent life killed is too many, but have stopped short of implying that Israel is in violation of international law.

Members of Congress raised concern over Israel’s human rights violations, The Post previously reported.

Led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), several progressive Democratic members issued a letter to Biden and the Government Accountability Office requesting an assessment of the State Department’s compliance with Leahy Laws and Conventional Arms Transfer policies regarding security assistance to the Israeli government.

“We write today regarding your administration’s ongoing weapons transfers to the Israeli government despite considerable evidence that these transfers are flagrantly violating American and international law and are being used in the commission of war crimes,” the letter to Biden said.

The letter cites a January 5 comment from White House national security spokesman John Kirby in which he said he wasn’t aware of any assessments being made by the US government to analyze Israel’s compliance with international law.

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Biden’s memorandum requires states receiving military aid to provide the State Department and Congress with thorough reports every fiscal year with details of any alleged legal violations, explanations for military actions in question, and the process taken to assess legality in making those decisions….