Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak just published a piece, asking: “Why is no one discussing the 25th amendment for [President] Joe Biden?”
Pollak, no doubt, is referring to Section 4, which states (emphasis added):
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.
It seems as though Pollak’s question has been asked about a thousand times since Biden has become president – and, for good reason: given what we have seen from Biden, legitimate questions can be raised about whether he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The president, here, is referring to Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), who died in a tragic car accident back in August. Biden likely was asking for her because she had been one of the four lawmakers who sponsored legislation calling for the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Biden, though, didn’t seem to know that Walorski was deceased.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was subsequently asked about the incident. The best Jean-Pierre could come up with is this:
The president was naming the congressional champions on this issue and was acknowledging her incredible work. He had already planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House. On Friday, there will be a bill signing in her honor this coming Friday. So, of course, she was on his mind. She was top of mind for the president.
Is now the time?
It is with this in mind that Pollak asked “why is no one discussing the 25th amendment for Joe Biden?” It would, indeed, seem to be as good a time as any.
Pollak, in his article, provided three answers to his question.
The first may be that Biden’s gaffes are nothing new . . . The second reason is that Vice President Kamala Harris may not offer much of an improvement: on Thursday, during a visit to the Demilitarized Zone, she mistakenly praised the “strong alliance” between the U.S. and the “Republic of North Korea.”
Pollak continues, “but the third and most important reason is sheer political partisanship.”
It will be interesting to see how the dynamic changes, if at all, should the Republicans take back Congress in the midterm elections. As Pollak, himself, suggested, though, if Harris is Biden’s replacement, we might just be better sticking with Biden.