Sen. Rick Scott: As Joe Biden Continues to Prove Himself Unfit as Commander in Chief, Cabinet Must Consider 25th Amendment

August 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott is again calling on Vice President Kamala Harris and members of President Joe Biden’s cabinet to take action on the serious and extremely warranted question of whether Biden is fit to lead as America’s commander in chief, and consider invoking the 25th Amendment. This grave call to action from Senator Scott comes as President Biden’s failures in Afghanistan continue to create chaos and have resulted in the tragic and preventable loss of 13 American lives – the deadliest day for U.S. troops in over a decade.

Senator Scott also continues to call for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to immediately launch a bipartisan and bicameral investigation into President Biden’s failed withdrawal of U.S. forces.

Senator Rick Scott said, “On August 16, as the world watched the Taliban rapidly take Afghanistan due directly to Joe Biden’s failed withdrawal of U.S. forces, I urged the nation to confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment? Now, 11 days later and following the tragic loss of 13 American service members in a heartbreaking, predictable and preventable terrorist attack, I am again urging Vice President Harris and the cabinet to put politics aside, act in the best interests of the American people and consider invoking the 25th Amendment. I do not say this lightly or with any pleasure. I hope Joe Biden is okay and strong enough to lead, but there is no tolerance for uncertainty here. The Office of President of the United States is the most powerful in the world and it demands total accountability. 

“President Biden’s failure to safely withdraw American troops and our allies from Afghanistan has created mass chaos and tremendous danger and bloodshed. If yesterday's horrific loss of life wasn’t painful enough, we also have learned that Biden’s administration shared names of Americans and our Afghan allies with the Taliban – inexplicably threatening the lives of even more of our own citizens and allies stranded behind enemy lines. His actions continue to defy logic and must be answered for. It’s clear he is not fit to lead. While I continue to call for a full congressional investigation, before even more is lost and damage is done, we must have accountability for the president’s misguided and dangerous actions.”