Call for 25th Amendment Unlikely to Proceed

Democrats Can't Use 25th Amendment to Replace Biden, Despite Rumors

( – Republicans are raising concerns about whether President Joe Biden is fit to serve — again. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is one of the loudest voices calling for this action. Amid the crisis in Afghanistan, rumors are swirling about the possibility Democrats could try to use the 25th Amendment to oust the president. However, that’s unlikely to happen.

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president and the presidential cabinet to oust a president who is no longer able to serve. For example, if Biden were no longer mentally or physically fit and it impacted his ability to lead, Vice President Kamala Harris could make a move to take control of the presidency if she had enough support from cabinet members.

Biden’s poor handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan isn’t a valid reason to remove the president from office.

There are also other considerations to think about when discussing whether Kamala would take the presidency through force. First, it would hurt the party by sowing division between the people who support Biden and the ones who support her. Also, the 2022 midterm elections are a little over a year away, so that would almost certainly damage any chances the party would have to keep the majority in Congress.

In other words, there’s very little chance the Democratic Party would even attempt to oust Biden over the Afghanistan crisis. If they did try, it would fail.

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