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Calls mount for Biden's removal via 25th amendment

GOP lawmakers voice concerns over President's fitness, cite special counsel's report on memory issues

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In the aftermath of a special counsel's report that raised concerns about President Joe Biden's alleged memory issues and mishandling of classified materials, a group of Republican lawmakers is urging the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Senators Rick Scott, Mike Lee, and Josh Hawley, along with Representatives Mary Miller, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Mike Collins, have expressed their concerns, citing instances highlighted in the report where Biden struggled to recall essential details about his life.

According to a report in Forbes, the special counsel's report, released on Thursday, criticized Biden's memory but did not lead to criminal charges, citing difficulties in proving intentional wrongdoing given his memory problems. House Speaker Mike Johnson stopped short of explicitly calling for the 25th Amendment but asserted that the report demonstrates Biden's unfitness for the Oval Office. However, there is currently no indication that Biden's cabinet is considering such action.

White House counsel Richard Sauber expressed satisfaction with the conclusion of the investigation but criticized what he deemed as inaccurate and inappropriate comments in the report. The broader criticism from Republicans about Biden's mental well-being has led to calls for the 25th Amendment, although the likelihood of such action remains minimal. The process requires support from the vice president and the Democratic cabinet, followed by a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers to remove the president from office.

This situation mirrors similar calls for the 25th Amendment during Donald Trump's presidency, but those originated from within his administration following the Capitol attack on January 6.

[Source: Forbes]

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