Rick Scott suggests Joe Biden be removed from office over Afghanistan withdrawal
The political rift between Rick Scott and Mitch McConnell widens. Image via AP

Rick Scott and Mitch McConnell
Kamala Harris would become President, in the unlikely event this happens.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott suggested Monday that President Joe Biden may not be able to fulfill the duties of his office.

Scott tweeted a suggestion that the 25th Amendment may be invoked because of Biden’s inaction in the wake of the Taliban toppling the American client government in Kabul this weekend.

Biden plans to address the American people later Monday. But for Scott, the President’s words are too little too late, as he calls for Biden to leave the White House.

“After the disastrous events in Afghanistan, we must 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?”

Invoking the 25th Amendment would make Vice President Kamala Harris President. Scott has criticized Harris as well, including attempting to delegitimize her position by asking “what has she ever accomplished” during a Fox News hit earlier this year.

Scott questioned Biden’s ability and acuity before, including during the 2020 campaign where the Senator advocated for President Donald Trump‘s reelection. Scott likened Biden’s favored position with the press to the man he bested in the 2018 General Election.

“You’ve got to be on your game every day,” Scott chided. “The media’s all in.”

Scott compared the treatment of Trump to his perspective on how media treated him when challenging former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who Scott’s campaign contended was too old, ineffectual, and out of touch to remain in Washington.

“Look at the standard; it’s so different,” Scott said, framing a revisionist history that “Nelson would do a gaffe every time he did an interview so he’d stay home.”

Scott also offered bruising criticisms of Biden on the radio Monday, telling a Wisconsin audience that Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal and his messaging thereof highlighted a “do-nothing” presidency.

“He’s on vacation,” Scott groused. “He’s been on vacation for six months!”

Scott isn’t the only Senator from Florida blasting Biden. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio offered his own Twitter tirade, though it stopped short of suggesting the 25th Amendment mechanism.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Tojo

    August 16, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Rick Scott, a loudmouth seditious, buffoon, says whaaaaaatt??

    • Anna

      August 16, 2021 at 7:50 pm

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    • Joe

      August 17, 2021 at 8:28 am

      You are a typical left brain deadiar like your phony installed dementia man


      August 17, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      lol.. isn’t it obvious that Biden is not really there?
      He is a puppet who moves less and less even when the strings are pulled and is putting this country in peril.

      • Alex

        August 17, 2021 at 5:07 pm

        I suppose it is if all you know is what Hannity et al tell you.

      • Brenda Dorman

        August 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

        Biden/Harris are IDIOT’S and Don’t Belong in the White House!!! They should both have been removed from OFFICE MONTHS AGO!!!! They are Destroying Our Great USA!!!!

  • Andy

    August 16, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    This is the same guy who voted against the cares act, destroyed the unemployment system in Florida. Now he cared about what’s going on in Afghanistan we’re we as taxpayers have spent billions over the last 20 years and what to we get out of it? Obama whacked bin laden in Pakistan .So why would stay there. Trump wanted out didn’t hear Rick piping up then. All these politicians suck!!

  • Tom Palmer

    August 16, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Why are his rantings even news?

    • Zhombre

      August 16, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      Why? Because he was two-term governor of a populous and growing state and also was elected its Senator, defeating a popular incumbent. Who the fuck are you? A bitter, resentful old newspaper scribbler posting what you assume to be acerbic comments at on-line forums. Why are your rantings and comments even relevant? They are like drive-by shootings from a guy too troubled with macular degeneration to aim, and there’s no bullets in the gun anyway.

      • Jim

        August 16, 2021 at 3:09 pm

        Well put

      • Rick

        August 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm

        A loud mouth gaf, go choke on one.

      • Jeffrey Abbott

        August 17, 2021 at 8:38 am

        How is this rant relevant? Your like a bully in the school yard. Who the fuck are you?

        Scott is a crook that the esteemed and enlightened people (note sarcasm) not only elected governor, but to the vaulted halls of the US Senate. This was of course after heading the a company that committed the worst Medicare / Medicaid fraud in US history – and was fined as such to the tune of $1.7 Billion. And then Scott in all his glory left with a golden parachute to add insult to injury with over $300 Million.

        But again, tells us how his rantings and flip-flops in his moral convictions helped all those ripped off seniors that elected this Voldemort stand-in to the vaulted halls of the US Senate?

        • Zhombre

          August 17, 2021 at 9:13 am

          Who the fuck is Jeffrey Abbott? You can opine from now until the sun burns out, and I really don’t care what you say. Scott was elected, and if you don’t like it, who cares? Move to Connecticut, where they elected an honest and forthright senator like Richard Blumenthal. As for name calling there is a lot of invective on this thread directed at Senator Scott, and you apparently have no problem with that.

          • Jeffrey Abbott

            August 17, 2021 at 9:42 am

            Who am I? I am a concerned father, businessman, and community member of the great state of Florida that wants a future for my children in the state with some semblance of morality, and inclusive prosperity. I’ll stay right here thank you.

            And my opinion of Scott was formed on the recorded (mostly in court) facts and voting record.

            So you can go apply your sardonic wit all you like Zombie Hombre, perhaps on your Twitter account and some $0.99 Kindle novels for all I care.

          • Concern citizens

            August 17, 2021 at 3:40 pm

            You must have care about Jeffrey’s comment. You are replying to his comment. And what does Connecticut and Richard Blumenthal have to do with this article? We are talking about Biden and Scott.

      • Concern citizens

        August 17, 2021 at 8:56 am

        Typical of the many Trump and Republican supporter on this site, their retort is name-calling. Very mature kindergarten debate skills.

        • Zhombre

          August 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

          But the invective directed at Scott, or Rubio or DeSantis, you’re okay with that, eh? Wyhen some moron refers to DeSantis as DeSatan or DeathAnus, thats cool, right? Only people who don’t share your views are subject to criticism. Typical liberal hypocrite. Waste of time even responding to you.

          • Concern Citizens

            August 17, 2021 at 10:10 am

            Don’t be so sensitive, Not ok with it. But you and the few others are the masters of name calling.

        • Brenda Dorman

          August 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm

          Hardly, Biden/Harris are doing their best to DESTROY OUR GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, along with Our Great Citizen’s! They care more about themselves and the ILLEGALS then US NATURAL BORN CITIZEN’S!!!!
          Both Biden/Harris should have been IMPEACHED months ago! They don’t care about the USA at all..they just like being President and VP!!!!!

  • Alex

    August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Sorry Rick.

    You’ll never be President.

    • Irene murphy

      August 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm

      Thank u Rick…very well said

    • Joe

      August 17, 2021 at 8:30 am

      You are a typical left brain deadiar like your phony installed dementia man

  • Jan DeVries

    August 16, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Biden has done nothing for the American people since he was installed as a puppet president,what are you people thinking!!!

    • Rick

      August 16, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Lol, hoser!

    • Irene murphy

      August 16, 2021 at 6:38 pm


  • Ed

    August 16, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Calling a spade a spade. Biden and Harris are incompetent and have no business running the country. We are only seven months into this debacle. Can we t get much worse?

  • zhombre

    August 16, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    As usual, the haters turn out to chirp like angry cicadas, and say nothing.

  • Kurt Weil

    August 16, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Scott said nothing as Trump bumbled his way through four years. He’s a crook and a clown.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 16, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    WE , Americans, need to stay out of other countries! The former president and the president before him and the president before him dug us in this bs! Get our Americans out! The blame is plenty for all of us Americans! Stfu and get out!

    • Ed

      August 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

      I actually agree with you Sonja and there should be posters that are plastered inside of the Pentagon about occupying foreign countries in the future. The problem is the way the exit was handled. Biden screwed it up. There will be resignations and firings over this and expect a rout coming in 2022.

  • Howard Rotterdam

    August 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Rick Scott continues to be the Buffoon he .has always been. How the voters of Florida elected this crook is beyond me. His statements on Biden only show how foolish he continues to be

  • Frankie M.

    August 16, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Trump treated his presidency like a 4 year vacation/re-election campaign & I don’t remember Scott suggesting the 25th amendment be invoked?

    • Ed

      August 16, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      Do you think a Democrat Senator would suggest invoking the 25th amendment on Biden?

  • Rick Snot

    August 16, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Maybe we should remove him from office for committing the biggest Medicare fraud of all time and pleading the 5th 75 times when asked about it under oath. Oh wait, my bad….. It was Rick Scott who did that.


    August 17, 2021 at 7:42 am

    If Biden is pulled, we are stuck with Harris/Pelosi. Would that be worse? Democrats want Republicans to invoke the 25th amendment so they can blame the ensuing disaster on them.

  • Ed

    August 17, 2021 at 8:04 am

    The rout is coming in 2022. Pelosi will have to give up her gavel. The political ads on tv will show chaos at the southern border, rampant crime in the cities, fuel prices up over 40%, and the fall of Kabul. The rout is coming

    • Zhombre

      August 17, 2021 at 8:29 am

      The Biden administration will implode. At its center is a vacuum: demented surrogate reading from a teleprompter, failed policies, inept managers, arrogant ‘experts’ who are nothing but duplicitious bureaucrats.

  • Tom

    August 17, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    The pull out of Afghanistan and the images of Americans and Afghans left on the runway are devastating for team Biden. They will never survive, this is the greatest debacle in 60 yrs.
    Runaway inflation, 2 million illegal invasion, 10 million jobs- non working, violent crime. Governor Ron and the GOP have big wins coming.

    • Tjb

      August 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      So Tom, where do we relocate the Afghan allies once they depart from Kabul?

  • Brenda Dorman

    August 19, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Biden/Harris are IDIOT’S and Don’t Belong in the White House!!! They should both have been removed from OFFICE MONTHS AGO!!!! They are Destroying Our Great USA!!!!

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