Rick Scott doubles down on calls to remove Joe Biden from office

Rick Scott
The 25th Amendment would be the mechanism.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott reiterated Tuesday that the time has come to consider removing President Joe Biden from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Scott first made that call on Monday in a press release. On Tuesday, he repeated his call during a round of media hits.

Scott was asked if he was serious during an appearance on the Guy Benson Show, and he said he was, calling the question of removal a “fair and serious question we have to confront.”

“We’ve got to get someone in there that’s doing their job,” Scott said, describing Biden as “out to lunch.”

Scott, on the Panhandle’s News Radio 1620, said Biden wasn’t “showing up” and there were questions about whether the President was “capable of discharging the duties of his office.”

“We have to confront a serious question. Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office? He’s clearly not showing up to do it, so what’s the problem here? And so I think it’s a legitimate question now,” Scott said to host Andrew McKay.

When pressed as to how the removal of the President might happen, Scott was somewhat opaque about how the process would move forward in Democratic Washington.

“We’ve got to figure out why he is not showing up,” Scott said, mentioning that Biden wouldn’t go to the Mexican border and has done “nothing to get the internet back on” for Cuban protesters.

“He’s making choices to do nothing in this job. He’s on vacation. So whatever the reason is, his inability to serve has to be questioned,” Scott urged.

Ahead of Biden’s speech Monday exonerating himself from blame for what is happening in Afghanistan, 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.

“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, too, previously asking “what has she ever accomplished” during a Fox News hit earlier this year.

Under former President Donald Trump‘s administration, some Democrats also called for invoking the 25th amendment after the attack on the Capitol Jan. 6. While those calls were unsuccessful, Democrats did successfully impeach Trump for a second time, though he was not removed from office after a Senate trial.

At the time, Scott said the videos shown during the impeachment trial were “horrible,” but ultimately voted not to remove Trump, arguing the process was a “charade.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


24 comments

  • tjb

    August 17, 2021 at 9:13 am

    “Rick Scott suggests imperiled Afghan interpreters just ‘walk across’ Mexican border” Aug 3, 2021
    Perhaps Rick Scott can help the Afghan interpreters and families by allowing them to relocate to Florida.

    • Rob

      August 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

      You are a fool.

      • Tjb

        August 18, 2021 at 9:22 am

        Why? Please explain, Rob. We do they relocate?

  • Deb Dunn

    August 17, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Cut you on throat Scott, we all remember how you cheated the Fed Gov/Medicare, in TX and in FL. You will never win again.

  • Agatha Kirk

    August 17, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Thank you Senator. Please do whatever you can to remove this administration if possible; they are doing everything, and all things possible to destroy this entire country. From the pandemic, to the border, to the pipeline, to the Russian/Germany pipeline and on and on. Now bringing in Aphganistan people and the Taliban is in charge. Fauci was very likely not alone in his decision to fund this disaster. This was very likely intentionally done and he had support and encouragement. They have infiltrated so many in the government, its enough to make you cry. Can a president and his administration be impeached if you can show they are destroying the country? How about JAG; they are great at finding the truth of everything? America has “domestic enemies” all over, inside the country and Biden is a following leader in this group. They are operating like a mafia taking over the country. God bless you and thank you for trying.

    • AMERICAn tax payer

      August 27, 2021 at 11:46 am

      ONCE REMOVE BIDEN WE NEED TO GO AFTER OBAMA AND PUT THEM BOTH BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE THEN GO AFTER RICK SCOT AND TAKE AWAY ALL HE OWNS AND THROW HIS ASS ON THE STREET ALONG WITH HIS HORSE FACED WIFE IT IS TIME WE START HURTING CURRUPT POLITICIANS

  • Tjb

    August 17, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Agatha, should we help the Afghan interpreters and their families? Florida is a nice place for them to start their new lives. They aided our service folks in Afghanistan. They saved American lives, should we do the same for them. Perhaps Senator Scott can help these allies to relocated to Florida.

  • Vicki Neale

    August 17, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    If you can figure out how to remove the other 2 obvious America Haters that would be greatly appreciated.

  • Frankie M.

    August 17, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Doesn’t he have better things to do with his time? Like visiting Maralago with made up awards?? That was a rhetorical question. He doesn’t have anything better to do.

  • Timber

    August 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Dems wont let it happen. Biden has to be in 2 years 1 day for Harris to be able to be re-elected 2 terms. If any one would want THAT??
    See the the 22nd amendment.

  • Cliff Gephart

    August 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Go home Rick, you’re drunk.

  • Walton Eames

    August 17, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    OBAMA PART TWO ,JOE BIDEN SITTING DOUNG NOTHING KUST LIKE OBAMA IN IRAQ ,AND ALSO NOT GOING INTO SYRIA. HE NEEDS TO GO HE IS AN EMBARRESMENTTO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE .THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT .AND TO OUR ALIES ANS WORLD LEADERS JOE BIDEN IS A SICK MAN HE NEEDS MEDICAL HELP as well

  • Alex

    August 17, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Sure Rick.

    You should get right to work on calling everyone in the Cabinet and explaining how they should agree with your sad attempt to win political points with Big Lie believers and various other types of morons.

  • bob onmedik

    August 17, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Defrauded Medicaid for billions & instead of jail he’s given (given) a US Senate seat. Nuff Said

  • Nathan Smith

    August 18, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you Senator Scott. It’s incredible, in just seven months as President, Biden has destroyed America’s energy independence, shut down our promising pipeline only to help one be built to help Russia, effectively mandated American children be masked forever, blown out our debt many times over, left the southern border in control of drug cartels and human traffickers, betrayed Americans and allies in Afghanistan and Cuba at the very least, left Afghanistan in control of terrorists and made them stronger than ever, which now leads to new alliances between all of our enemies, and is now on vacation as he descends the world into chaos. He, and Harris, need to be removed now so America can begin reversing all the damage.

    • Ron Wilson

      August 23, 2021 at 2:18 am

      All true. And yet here we sit, going on 9 months of this insanity. Is there just absolutely nothing we as a citizen body can do to recitify this? We all know the election was stolen. We all know that Donald Trump is the true President. Yet NOTHING is happening to make that a reality. Are we just supposed to sit here and take it?

  • Aldo

    August 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    It’s obvious to any human with an IQ over 85 that to be left of center is cut and dried deliberately belligerent liberal democratic ignorant stupidity. There is absolutely no intelligent argument against that fact. Hence the southern border, Afghanistan, fuel prices, the Russian vs US pipeline and thousands of other undeniable horrors brought by the cuck puppet leftist schmucks that must die because they are not capable of admitting how absolutely wrong they’ve always been and continue through their deliberate belligerence to be. Bring one intelligent argument that could be construed as truth otherwise. We dare you.

  • Florida Voter

    August 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I remember Tricky Rick. He took the 5th 75 TIMES and then, Columbia/HCA, paid a then-record $1.7 billion in fines to settle a federal Medicare fraud case for improper billing practices that took place while he was its chief executive officer. Scott claimed he had no knowledge of the fraudulent activity and said he would have acted to stop it had he known. In the end, though, Scott was never personally charged with any wrongdoing. Don’t ask someone to remove to speck from their eye untill you remove the log from yours…..

    • Timber

      August 26, 2021 at 8:25 am

      You said it yourself, Scott was never personally charged with any wrongdoing.
      Biden WILL be charged for the crimes he has done against this country.

  • MONICA CRENSHAW

    August 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    REMOVE THIS PRESIDENT NOW FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL AMERICANS. THEN KAMALA NEXT

  • Michele A Reaves

    August 27, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Please!!We have to get this administration out of office before we can’t fix the 7 months of damage they have already created.Any one backing our President in this moment is walking around with their eyes and ears closed.The second term of the Obama administration made me scared for our country.President Trump came in and handled the fear we as Americans were facing.America votes this moron from the Obama administration to be our President. Get ready to take action or watch the American people suffer in ways we haven’t. TAKE A STAND AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!

  • STEPHEN McGALE

    August 28, 2021 at 8:48 am

    treason, crimes against the usa – – – pretty easy to figure out. lots of people telling us what is wrong – — no action
    let the senate run the country until we can have a legal election can’t be any worse than the crap in my white house right now

  • Larry Allen Fleener

    August 28, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Joe is the system choice. A incompetent puppet. Joe has no idea what planet he is on. Democrats complained about Trump so much this is what the dems get. The system started complaining about Trump before he was sworn in. This juvenile behavior continue through the entire presidency. Dems! you should watch what wish for you might get JOE as a president. Just stand back and ask yourself how Nancy Pelosi can afford a winery or have a net worth of a 193 million dollars when her Government total income is 5.5 million. Don’t tell me she invested well. She invested in one thing, ripping off the US tax payer.

  • Melanie

    August 29, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I don’t know what it’s gonna take , Bit Obama laid the groundwork out for his puppet Joe , this was all planned they just had no idea Trump would get elected in 2020 and their fraud election would get taken to that level , This Pandemic , Open Borders , Attack on Our own American People giving Talliban complete control Is In FACT The responsibility of Obama , Biden , Harris and the Entire Biden Administration !! They ALL should be put on a plane and dropped of with their friends The Talliban … They Do NOt BELONG here NOR do their families … they must Get out of our Government

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