Former President Donald Trump is questioning why Republicans have not sought to remove President Joe Biden under the 25th Amendment.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump wrote:
After seeing what has happened to our beautiful USA in such a short period of time, including Afghanistan, Self Imposed Inflation, Energy Independence, the Horrors of the Open Border, NO VOTER I.D., & now, 6 Billion Dollars for 5 Hostages from Iran, I ASK, WHY HASN’T THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BEGUN THE PROCESS OF INVOKING THE 25th AMENDMENT AGAINST THE WORST & MOST INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, CROOKED JOE BIDEN? With these facts, they would have done it to us long ago!
Trump has repeatedly called on Republicans to impeach Biden, but they do not have the authority to invoke the 25th Amendment. The 25th Amendment allows the vice president and the Cabinet to vote to remove a sitting president if they determine that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Congress can only remove a president from office through impeachment and conviction in the Senate.
Democrats repeatedly raised the 25th Amendment during the Trump administration, and members of his Cabinet reportedly discussed the possibility of invoking it after the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. House Judiciary Committee Democrats even wrote a letter to then-Vice President Mike Pence asking him to invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump just hours after the attack.
Pence, who is now running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, declined to invoke the amendment.
It is unclear why Trump is now calling for Republicans to invoke the 25th Amendment against Biden, given that they have no power to do so. It is possible that he is simply trying to score political points against Biden or that he genuinely believes that Biden is unfit for office.