Marco Rubio breaks with Rick Scott over suggestion of removing Joe Biden from office
Marco Rubio. Image via A.G. Gancarski

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Scott says the 25th Amendment should be in play.

One U.S. Senator from Florida believes President Joe Biden should be removed from office after the shambolic American exit from Afghanistan, while his colleague is not sold.

In Jacksonville Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio would not sign on to Sen. Rick Scott‘s urging of the invocation of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would remove Biden and replace him with Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Yeah, I don’t foresee that happening,” Rubio told Florida Politics.

Rubio went on to say that his focus “has been on the policy of it,” referring to the Taliban sweep of the country in the wake of an expedited U.S. exit.

“The administration dismissed bipartisan concerns,” Rubio said, leading to “rage and outrage on all sides, both sides of the aisle.”

Rubio’s concerns include the likely return of al-Qaida, which used Afghanistan as a base before the American invasion in 2001.

Scott made the call to remove Biden on Monday afternoon, before the President gave a speech defending the withdrawal.

“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?”

Scott amplified his case during a radio hit Tuesday.

“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 on the Panhandle’s News Radio 1620.

Though Rubio was not willing to entertain removing Biden via the 25th Amendment, he has cast aspersions on Biden’s competence in recent months, including blasting the “incompetent” administration.

Rubio also was not willing to defend Biden’s cognition during a Fox News hit earlier in his presidency.

In the opening segment of his show on Fox News in February, host Sean Hannity cornered Rubio for comment on how “weak and frail” and “struggling cognitively” Biden seemed.

“I don’t know,” Rubio said. “I don’t see him every day so I can’t judge where he is and what’s going on. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.”

In June 2021, the Senator suggested the then pre-nomination Biden may have “severe memory loss.”

The comments came toward the end of a Fox News segment, in which Rubio cast doubt at Biden’s assertions that he couldn’t remember if he had anything to do with action during the Barack Obama administration against former Gen. Michael Flynn, a Donald Trump ally and asset.

In addition to playing along with assertions that Biden has slipped mentally, Rubio also spent much of the campaign depicting Biden as diminished and weak.

Rubio wondered in August, regarding Biden, “is he strong enough” to deal with “elements in the party” working to “push him farther left than he’s ever been before?”

Rubio expressed “very serious doubts about strength in the White House.”

Despite those concerns of long standing, however, Rubio clearly wasn’t willing to go as far as Scott when it came to seeking a quick end to the Biden era.

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]


25 comments

  • JOAN STEPHENS

    August 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    BIDEN ON VACATION????
    GET HIS ASS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND TAKE KELLY WITH HIM.
    OUR USA IS GOING TO HELL….DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

    A CITIZEN OF THE USA……..

    • PeterH

      August 17, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      Biden was not on vacation!

      • Cynthia Lees

        August 18, 2021 at 8:34 am

        Of course he’s not. Do you or anyone think he has his feet up and he’s just reading a novel. He’s been in this from the start. Donald Trump pulled the new leader out of prison in Pakistan to make a deal with him

      • Dt

        August 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

        Bullshit ha even admitted he was!

        • PeterH

          August 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

          FAKE NEWS ALERT …… Biden worked non stop from his working office at Camp David. It was NEVER a vacation.

    • Sandra K Mearkle

      August 24, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      He should have never been elected. I hope the Biden supporters are satisfied with their “prince” He’s turned out to be a disgusting president who will have blood on his hands.

  • Kermit

    August 17, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I definitely agree, I spent a year and a half in the jungles of Vietnam, defending this great country, for what, blunt and to the point, for theses dumb (assholes) to do the same thing again? Come on citizens of this country have to steep. And Demand Donald Trump be reinstated as 46th President of this Great Nation

  • Mary. Garcia

    August 17, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Remove his Ass. Shit or get off of the. Pot.

  • PeterH

    August 17, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    In February of 2020 Donald Trump set a May of 2021 date for the end of all USA involvement in Afghanistan.

    Knowing this timeline ….. the Afghan government stopped paying their military. We’ll never know where that money was diverted!

    In one tribal capital after another the Afghan military removed their uniforms and turned their weapons over to the Taliban.

    The Taliban and the Afghan government were privy to the Trump timeline …… what did Scott and Rubio think would happen?

  • Dianne

    August 17, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Trump was pulling out the military when he was supposedly trying to ruin this great country

  • Candy

    August 17, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    That Afghan president let the country fall he packed up his family and cars of cash and left the Afghan people to fend for them selves the us job was done the other allies had been pulled out years ago so the us is not to be blamed

  • Make America Great again!

    August 18, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Biden is killing this country! He has put us in more debt than any other president. Give it away Joe . This country needs to get back to work! Why would any one want to work when they can sit home and get paid.( 25th amendment!!)

  • Evan Miller

    August 18, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Get rid of Biden, and send Rubio with him.

    • Jules Bancroft

      August 18, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Yes!! Rubio is such a coward. He likes to ride the fence. Can’t make a decision to save his own life. Piece of shit!

      • Evan Miller

        August 18, 2021 at 2:20 pm

        To me, Rubio is another Mitt Romney. The only one that can save our country is Donald Trump.

  • Cinforoso

    August 18, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Scott is right..,Biden is inept and should be removed from office. The problem is that Kamala Harris would be worse. So, basically, we are screwed until the next election.

    • Matthew Lusk

      August 18, 2021 at 11:29 am

      How worse? Harris is a retard and at parity with Biden. She can’t possibly be worse. Their goals are the same. Follow orders of the New World Order.

      • Evan Miller

        August 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm

        Let us be clear. Harris crows about being black. She isn’t. She is half Indian, half Caribbean. The only black DNA in her is from Willie Brown.

    • Jules. Bancroft

      August 18, 2021 at 11:43 am

      You are absolutely right.. with Harris and Pelosi together.. that’s even more dangerous

  • Matthew Lusk

    August 18, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I would like to see the creepy pervert arrested. Then America will see how much of a retard K. Harris is. The woman has pride for nothing. She’s a status seeker. The sum total of her existence. Completely repulsive to men.

    • Sandra K Mearkle

      August 24, 2021 at 2:45 pm

      I would like him charged with treason. I believe it’s justified.

  • B. Gammell

    August 18, 2021 at 11:39 am

    The Country was definitely screwed when the Democrats allowed Dominion to have people in China flip hundreds of thousands of computer votes from Trump to Biden and once again “cheat” Americans of their Freedom to vote.

    • Tracey

      August 20, 2021 at 4:39 am

      He’s better than a racist being in office, who supports insecurity.

  • Michael S.

    August 21, 2021 at 11:56 am

    This headline is a stretch to say the least. Rubio didn’t break with Scott, he said he didn’t see that happening, probably thanks to the hopelessly corrupted Senate.

  • Sandra K Mearkle

    August 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Treason. Pure and simple.

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