GOP Lawmaker Urges Kamala Harris To Remove Joe Biden Via 25th Amendment

Rep. Ken Buck listed several moments of the president's alleged confusion to support his House resolution.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) has opposed Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden, but he went all-in Monday on another way to remove him from office: The conservative congressman introduced a resolution urging Vice President Kamala Harris to oust Biden via the 25th amendment.

“Calling 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 R. Biden incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as Acting President,” Buck’s resolution says.

Buck accused the president of “wandering aimlessly at events” and talking “in an incoherent and indiscernible manner” in a list of alleged moments when the president appeared to be bewildered.

In what could be described as a publicity stunt likely to go nowhere, Buck wrote that he wanted Harris “to declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”

The 25th Amendment stipulates that the vice president, with most of the Cabinet, can declare the president is no longer able to govern. But Politico noted that no vice president has invoked those powers.

Buck, who is not seeking reelection, has pushed back against his party’s efforts to impeach Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“If the evidence is there ... I will absolutely vote for impeachment,” he had told CNN. “I don’t see the evidence at this point.”

On Monday, Biden attempted to allay concerns about his perceived cognitive decline on “Late Night,” cracking wise about his GOP presidential rival Donald Trump.

“You’ve got to take a look at the other guy. He’s about as old as I am, but he can’t remember his wife’s name,” Biden said to host Seth Meyers, referring to claims that Trump had referred to Melania as Mercedes over the weekend.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), left, seeks the removal of President Joe Biden.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), left, seeks the removal of President Joe Biden.

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