UPDATE 2.13.24: During a recent interview on Fox News, Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed invoking the 25th Amendment in response to a recent report from Special Counsel Robert Hur that questioned Biden’s ability to stand trial given his age and mental fitness. Charles Creitz reports for Fox News:
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday floated the invocation of the 25th Amendment against President Biden and questioned how the Democrat can responsibly handle the nuclear football after Special Counsel Robert Hur questioned his fitness to stand trial.
Since the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, a military aide has accompanied the commander-in-chief at all times with a secured briefcase containing nuclear launch options and site locations.
DeSantis told Fox News that Hur, the former U.S. attorney for Maryland, depicted Biden as a man “too senile to actually stand trial” for willful mishandling of classified information.
“I think that that is something that – OK, you can’t stand trial, but somehow you can have the nuclear codes?” DeSantis said on “Life, Liberty & Levin.”
“What about invoking the 25th Amendment then, if that’s what it’s going to be?” he asked, citing the amendment ratified in the wake of the Kennedy assassination that codified presidential succession and provided levers to remove an incapacitated president from office.
DeSantis said the report showed Biden had a penchant for wrongly retaining documents throughout his time in government, and suggested his infractions were worse than those of Hillary Clinton – who also was not prosecuted.
Originally posted on January 31, 2024.
Debbie and I and our Key West friends back Ron DeSantis, and we are glad he’ll be staying in Florida to help our state fight all the worst pieces of Braindead Joe Biden’s policies. Brendan Farrington of The Associated Press explains in the Keys News:
On the heels of a failed presidential bid, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finally weighed in on what he wants state lawmakers to do this year: Change Washington.
Less than two weeks after suspending his presidential campaign and less than halfway through the annual 60-day legislative session, DeSantis held a news conference Monday with cheering supporters to say he wants state lawmakers to seek U.S. constitutional amendments to create term limits for Congress and a balanced federal budget.
But the ideas aren’t new and 33 other states would have to join him, the governor acknowledged in front of a sign that read “HOLD WASHINGTON ACCOUNTABLE.”
“There’s actually been a lot that have done it over the years,” DeSantis said of other states. “Florida has already done the term limits, about 10, 12 years ago.”
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