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Sunday, August 22, 2021

What Is the Best Way to Remove Biden from Office?

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the need to remove President Joe Biden from the office of President of the United States of America. He is mentally incompetent to serve in the office, OR he is intentionally destroying America. The latest evidence is the disaster in Afghanistan where he surrendered the United States to the Taliban.

            There are several options on how Biden could leave office. He can resign, be impeached, be removed from office using Amendment 25, or be court martialed. There are some people who are questioning if he is being told the truth because his statements are not consistent with what is being said by his secretaries and generals. Biden stands in front of the media and tells lies that are corrected by subordinates. He does not appear to know what is happening in Afghanistan. It is possible that he is being “thrown under the bus.”

            Biden could be impeached, but impeachment is not likely as long as Democrats control both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. With Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House, it is not likely that an impeachment motion will even come to the floor of the House for a vote.

           Article II Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” This site gives the following explanation

The Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach and remove the President, Vice President, and all federal civil officers for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. This tool was inherited from English practice, in which Parliament impeached and convicted ministers and favorites of the Crown in a struggle to rein in the Crown’s power. Congress’s power of impeachment is an important check on the executive and judicial branches, recognized by the Framers as a crucial tool for holding government officers accountable for violations of the law and abuses of power. Congress has most notably employed the impeachment tool against the President and federal judges, but all federal civil officers are subject to removal by impeachment. The practice of impeachment makes clear, however, that Members of Congress are not civil officers subject to impeachment and removal.

            Articles of impeachment are brought forward and voted on in the House of Representatives. If the House votes to impeach, the articles are taken to the Senate where the Senators vote to remove from office or not. Three presidents have been impeached, but none have been removed from office. The Democrats will not take this route for at least one reason: Once the Vice President assumes the office of President, there will not be a Vice President to be a tie breaker. This could be especially problematic on the choice of a new Vice President. A vote in the Senate could end with a 50-50 tie.

            A different route could be taken by Congress – use Amendment 25. Again, this option would be led by Democrats who were willing to remove the President. Amendment 25 is titled “Presidential Disability and Succession." This site explained that the amendment was passed by Congress on July 6, 1965, and ratified on February 10, 1967. It changed a portion of Article II, Section 1. Section 1 of the amendment states: “In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.” The new President would then “nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress” (Section 2). 

            Section 3 outlines how a President can temporarily transmit the powers and duties of President to the Vice President. Section 4 tells how to remove a President incapable of performing his duties.

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….[This is most likely the section that was used when President Ronald Reagan was shot in an attempted assassination and was headed to surgery. When he came out of surgery and became aware of what he was doing, he took back the powers and duties.]

            The fourth option – court martial -- is one that I had not considered previously but now realize that it is possible. Mark Levin recently interviewed Col. Richard Kemp, CBE, on “Life, Liberty & Levin.” During the interview, Kemp said the fall of Afghanistan has devastating effects on NATO and made the following statement. 

President Biden has completely destroyed his credibility single-handedly… Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are strong in Afghanistan. They will operate freely. And they can operate more freely than before 9-11.

Jihadists from around the world will train, flock to Afghanistan… There is no one more who is cheering this than Russia and China. They will now see they have pretty much an open field… In my opinion. I don’t say this often, and I don’t say this lightly. And I’ve never said this about anybody else. Any other leader in this position. People are talking about impeaching President Biden.

I don’t think President Biden should be impeached. He’s the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces who has just essentially surrendered to the Taliban. He shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States Armed Forces.

            I believe that Biden must leave office, and his Vice President Kamala Harris should go with him. She admitted that she agreed with his plan for Afghanistan, so she is guilty of the same offence of surrendering to the Taliban. The secretary of defense and secretary of state should also resign or be removed from their offices, and the generals should resign – all because they have failed to protect America.


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