Fox News host and conservative commentator Mark Levin says it’s about time for Republican politicians to start thinking about impeachment or even using the 25th Amendment as a means of removing President Joe Biden from office.
The Washington Examiner reports that Levin’s comments came Wednesday during an appearance by the pundit on Fox’s Hannity.
Speaking with host Sean Hannity, Levin argued that it’s time for Republicans to not just talk the talk, but start walking the walk.
“Isn’t it time to remove this guy from the Oval Office or at least make an effort? So you tough guy Republicans who come on here, you tough guy Republicans on radio, how about it?” Levin asked, according to the Examiner. “The ‘I’ word, impeachment, let’s start to talk about it. Or the 25th Amendment.”
After watching President Donald Trump face impeachment twice, Americans are no doubt familiar with the process. But Democrats never actually succeeded in their attempts to force the 25th Amendment on the 45th president, despite floating the idea as early as 2017.
In relevant part, that section of the U.S. Constitution states: “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.”
The case for removal
Speaking with Hannity, Levin didn’t hold back in listing reasons why Biden ought to be forced out. Among them: the president’s handling of the ongoing migrant crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border.
Under Biden, Levin said, “the border is wide open in violation of our immigration laws.”
The Fox star also highlighted reports that the Biden administration has released migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 into communities along the southern border.
The White House also recently moved to extend a moratorium on evictions, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court had said such a move would be unconstitutional, as Levin noted.
“Let’s start to talk about it”
During his interview, Levin acknowledged that removing Biden from office probably “will never happen.” But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be talking about it.
“It will never happen, but let’s start to talk about it,” Levin said, according to Fox. “He’s doing more damage to this country, as far as I’m concerned, than any single one of our enemies.”