For many in America, that last two weeks of chaos in Afghanistan have shown us enough. It’s over. There is no longer any denying that Joe Biden has no place in the Oval Office.
The sheer inanity of his decision to speed up US troop withdrawals from the middle eastern nation has failed, as many suggested that it might, knowing full well that the Afghan security forces that we’d be leaving behind were unfit for the job. Heck, even the American forces stationed there for 20 years couldn’t eradicate the Taliban – what made us think that these poorly-prepared pseudo-troops would stand a chance?
And so, as obvious as it was that this was a bad decision, it is even more obvious that Joe Biden’s leadership and decision-making abilities are unsatisfactory, and this has one Congressman asking the Vice President to pull the plug.
U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a freshman Republican from North Carolina, is calling on Vice President Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Biden from office following the deadly, botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“Our nation is at a crisis point,” he wrote in a letter to Harris and the rest of the cabinet Thursday.
He warned of China’s ambitions on the world stage, the resurgent Russia, rising inflation, chaos at the southern border and other global predicaments threatening the U.S. – and argued that confronting them will take strong, decisive leadership.
“Joe Biden’s physical inability to lead is not a political talking point – it’s a demonstrable fact,” Cawthorn told Fox News on Thursday evening. “He is not mentally fit to serve as president of the United States.”
Cawthorn did not pull any punches.
“I cannot sit idly by and watch the nation that I love spiral into death and devastation because our leader cannot discharge his duties,” he said. “There is no time to wait, the time for action is now.”
In his letter to Harris, he wrote that as a member of the president’s inner circle and a former presidential primary debate opponent, she has seen clearer than anyone Biden’s “current cognitive limitations.”
“As the person that works closest with the president, you are also the one who best knows the differences between the perception the West Wing wants to project and the ugly reality,” he added.
As of this writing, the White House has yet to respond to Cawthorn’s demands.