MORE calls for Biden to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment after bombshell report detailed his ‘diminished faculties’ due to old age
The Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that he “initiate proceedings” to remove President Joe Biden under the 25th Amendment after a bombshell report highlighted Biden’s mental challenges.
The Justice Department on Thursday released its long-awaited investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, delivering a damning assessment of the president’s “diminished faculties” and limited memory.
Special counsel Robert Hur described him as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” and that “it would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him” because he had retained classified documents.
He ultimately recommended no charges be brought against Biden, sparking outrage from conservatives for a “double standard” as Donald Trump faces 40 criminal charges for his own mishandling of classified material.
Tenney wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday in which he said the “disturbing” findings in the report indicate that Biden should be “indicted” unless he is “mentally incompetent to stand trial.”
Garland should “begin proceedings to remove the president under the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Tenney said in the letter obtained by DailyMail.com.
The 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential succession, gives the vice president and the cabinet the power to remove the commander-in-chief from office by a majority vote in the event that he or she is determined to be unfit for office not.
Rep. Claudia Tenney sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland saying he should start proceedings to remove the president from office under the 25th amendment
President Joe Biden held a chaotic press conference Thursday night to clear up doubts about his ‘impaired memory’ and ‘diminished abilities’
It has never been invoked in American history.
“Not being able to remember what position he held and when is extremely troubling,” she continued, referring to Hur’s account of Biden not being able to remember when he served as vice president.
“Not being able to remember when one’s child died — even within a time frame of several years — is perhaps more frightening.”
Biden struggled to remember when his son Beau died in an interview as part of the investigation, according to Hur.
However, Tenney’s letter is just one strike in a series of Republican demands that Biden be removed by the 25th after Hur’s report.
“This (report) does not describe someone who should be the commander-in-chief of our armed forces and the defender of American liberties,” Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., written on X in response to the report. “It’s time for his cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment.”
Scott was the first top elected official to call for the Constitution to be used to oust the president on Thursday.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., also echoed his call to use the 25th Amendment to remove Biden.
Some of Biden’s classified documents were stored on the floor of his garage
Hur wrote that Biden is unlikely to be convicted by a jury because he appears as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a failing memory.”
In addition to the classified documents discovered at Biden’s Wilmington home, investigators also discovered classified documents stored at his office in Washington, DC.
“The special counsel’s report revealing that Joe Biden’s mental deterioration is so severe that he cannot stand trial means he is unfit for office,” she wrote on X.
“We must demand that either the 25th Amendment be invoked or impeachment,” the GOP firefighter continued.
Another House Republican, Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, similarly called for Biden’s cabinet to act.
‘For the safety of our nation, Joe Biden must resign. He couldn’t remember basic facts about his life,’ she said placed on X. “He is not fit to remain as commander in chief and every day he remains he puts America at risk.”
“If he doesn’t want to resign, the Cabinet should invoke the 25th amendment.”
Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley also chimed in, write on X that it is ‘time for the 25th amendment’.
Following the report, Biden decided to hold a hasty press conference to dismiss the allegations about his mental state on Thursday night.
‘I know what the hell I’m doing! My memory didn’t get any worse. My memory is good. Look at what I have done since I became president,” he said indignantly.
‘No one thought I could pass any of the things I passed. How did it happen? I guess I just forgot what was going on…’
The president later took a question about the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Biden shunned the answer, and the identification of a world leader, calling Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the president of Mexico.
Former President Trump, meanwhile, faces a 40-count indictment over his handling of classified documents at his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges in June.
Trump faces decades in prison if convicted, and special counsel Jack Smith — the lead prosecutor in the case — recently interviewed additional witnesses to bolster his case against the former president.
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee placed on X that the decision was a ‘double standard’.
‘Special Counsel Robert Hur Recommends No Criminal Charges Against President Biden in Classified Documents Case. Despite Hur admitting that Biden intentionally retained and disclosed classified material after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,’ the committee wrote.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, also rejected Hur’s recommendation.
“There is clearly a two-tiered system of justice in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice,” he wrote.
“President Biden willfully stockpiled classified information from his decades in the Senate and time as vice president, but special counsel Robert Hur decided not to recommend charges against him.”
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott said it’s time to invoke the 25th amendment against President Joe Biden
Special Counsel Robert Hur recommended that President Biden not be charged for his illegal misuse of classified documents at his Delaware home and Washington, DC office.
Republican Missouri Sen. Markwayne Mullin posted on X: ‘The special counsel report confirms that Biden ‘intentionally retained and disclosed classified material’ for years before entering the White House.’
‘Meanwhile, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has been raided by the FBI and he faces an armed DOJ. A clear two-tier system of justice.’
The House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote ‘Today’s report from Robert Hur tells us two things: There is a double standard of justice in this country. And Joe Biden is not fit for office.’
Even Trump’s political rival, Nikki Haley, said the double standard between Biden and Trump’s affairs was “flagrant.”
“Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have been reckless with classified documents,” the presidential hopeful wrote.
‘If Biden’s defense is age and forgetfulness, Trump could easily make the same claim. Trump needs to hire Biden’s lawyers quickly.’