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GOP Rep. Buck introduces resolution asking cabinet to remove Biden through 25th Amendment

Speculation over Biden's mental state and fitness for office has persisted through his official tenure.

Published: February 26, 2024 4:38pm

Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck on Monday introduced a resolution urging the cabinet to remove President Joe Biden from office under the 25th Amendment.

"The time has come for the vice president and the Cabinet to put our country first and move forward on invoking the 25th Amendment," Buck told The Hill.

"The Hur report officially addressed what many Americans have long witnessed with their own eyes — that President Biden is no longer fit to successfully discharge the critical duties of his office," he also said, claiming the special counsel's account of Biden's behavior indicated that the president had experienced "cognitive decline" and a "lack of mental stamina."

Hur's report on Biden's handling of classified materials went public earlier this month. Hur wrote that the "investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen," though he did not opt to bring charges against Biden, in part due to concerns his apparent mental state would sway a jury.

It "would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness," the report stated. "Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

Speculation over Biden's mental state and fitness for office has persisted through his tenure and a recent Quinnipiac University survey saw 64% of voters express the belief that Biden lacks the mental fitness for a second term.

Buck is not seeking reelection in 2024.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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