Rick Scott wonders if Joe Biden is ‘healthy and strong enough to lead’
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The Senator has suggested invoking the 25th Amendment.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continued to pillory the President Sunday morning, casting aspersions yet again on Joe Biden‘s mental state and competence.

“I hope he’s healthy and strong enough to lead,” Scott told the hosts of Fox and Friends Weekend, reacting to scenes of departures of Americans and Afghans boarding flights out of Taliban-controlled Kabul.

Scott, “disgusted” by the chaotic exit from the 20 year military commitment, went on to say Biden had “no plan” and was “not acting in America’s best interest.”

“I’m really worried about if he’s OK, if he can do this job,” Scott said.

The questioning did not hearken back explicitly to Scott’s call to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office, a move that would install Vice President Kamala Harris. But the messaging continues Scott’s trend of contending Biden is too diminished to fill the role of the Presidency.

Florida’s junior Senator continued his scathing criticism of President Joe Biden Thursday.

“Incompetent. Unhinged. Incoherent. Unfit,” tweeted Scott, in a four-word excoriation of Biden’s performance in an interview with ABC the night before, where the President defended an exit that looked ignominious on television.

Scott followed up the Twitter blast with a radio hit on New Hampshire’s WTSN, in which urged again the removal of Biden under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, urging a serious conversation about whether Biden can “discharge the duties of the Presidency.”

Scott first made that call Monday on Twitter.

“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?” he wrote.

Thus far, the concept is not getting traction.

Scott was asked if he was serious during an appearance on Fox News Radio’s 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.”

Sen. Marco Rubio likewise pooh-poohed the proposal from his Florida colleague.

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

A lack of viability notwithstanding, the proposal offers a peg for bookers. As Biden seems to flail, it offers a risk-free talking point for partisan audiences.

 

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]


15 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 22, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Coming from the asshole that let people die as ceo of HCA/Columbia! Nazi Rick DENIED to cover folks diagnosed until they waited ! You lousy sob! A friend of mine in Broward county worked for BCSB when Nazi Rick got the insurance contract! She had a brain tumor! She was denied to complete her radiation treatment until Nazi Rick had her re diagnosed! She died!!!You are a lousy piece of scum Nazi Rick!

  • Frankie M.

    August 22, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Where was this level of concern when his boss Donald was sending out batshit tweets at 3 a.m.? Did he invoke the 25th amendment then or sound alarm bells because others in Trump’s close circle certainly did. This could be the first time Ricky has shown genuine concern for a fellow human being. Of course I might be wrong but I’m gonna play the odds and say Ricky’s just being an arsehole.

    • Frankie M.

      August 22, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Interesting. All these words have been used ro describe Trump himself.

      Incompetent. Unhinged. Incoherent. Unfit…

      I wonder what Ricky’s plan for getting out of Afghanistan would’ve been. He’d prolly take the 5th before saying we should wait another 20 years to exit stage left. Is there a good time to leave a place we should never have been in the first place? Is there such a thing as withdrawal with honor? As soon as we bring all the refugees over here Ricky & DeSantis will start crying about open borders & importing Al Queda & the Taliban to the U.S. because some people are wearing turbans. We only like domestic terrorists in the U.S

      • Alex

        August 22, 2021 at 1:40 pm

        Lol

        Nice

  • Impeach Biden

    August 22, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Take off your Joe Biden glasses for a minute. It should be obvious to you and Sonja that Biden is in serious cognitive decline. Look at his most recent press conference. He has his list of pre-designated reporters to call on. His podium is full of notes, cue cards, and probably teleprompter notes to answer the questions. There is no way that Biden will finish out his term. What is really troubling though is that his VP is incompetent as well. God help the USA

    • Karellen

      August 22, 2021 at 11:53 am

      Cognitive decline you say? You know what are examples of cognitive decline? Bankrupting casinos,telling people to inject bleach and inciting an insurrection that’s what.
      Were you comatose for the entire 4 years of the tumeric turd’s reign? The continual softball questions from OAN, newsmax and fox “news” gave fatso no need to check notes or be in command of facts. Check out the slobfather”s “interview” with Jonathan Swann for some unintentional comic relief.
      Quick question ,what god are you requesting help from here? There have been at least 4,000 gods worshipped throughout history so you’ll need to narrow it down a little.

      • Impeach Biden

        August 22, 2021 at 1:53 pm

        I see you direct all your hate at Trump and ignore the issue that Biden is in his sunset. No doubt Trump was an asshole but he was our asshole that had the border under control, the Taliban under control, full energy independence. I’m not a holy person so I don’t care what God you pray to, but will say if there are 4000 of them out there like you said, we can probably use help for every one of them and we are only seven months into this incompetent administration.

        • Arthur Ziegler

          August 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm

          Person,man,woman,camera,tv. These are the words of a visionary. No,no dare I say it ? A true stable genius!

          Obviously you had zero problem when dump abandoned the Kurds. His inept handling of the entire Covid situation doesn’t cause concern for you. None of the orange grifter’s malfeasance registers with you. But Biden needs notes at a press conference. WTF!?

          Just a few messy bits to clean up here:

          1. The border was never “under control”,despite Mexico paying for the wall ,har har.

          2. He released more than 5000 Taliban fighters (and their leader) while also lifting sanctions on the terrorist group. These actions left Biden with nothing but a shit sandwich to deal with.

          3. This tangent of “full energy independence ” is a propaganda point I’m not familiar with,please elaborate.

          4. Dump was YOUR asshole . Never for a minute attempt to tell yourself that this grifting ,misogynistic,racist piece of shit ever represented anything I stand for.

    • Frankie M.

      August 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      Just more faux news talking points. They used to beg Trump to use the teleprompter just so he wouldn’t go off on some deranged tangent sparking WW3. Funny how they never mention how feeble minded Biden was able to defeat Trump in the debates and the election. Must’ve been the drugs or the fact Trump is an idiot.

      • Impeach Trump

        August 22, 2021 at 9:20 pm

        You think Chrissy Wallace has any regrets now the way she handled the debate between Biden and Trump? It was basically Biden and Chrissy vs. Trump.

  • H. E. Mann

    August 22, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Skelator is worried about a real human being. That’s a cute twist from a twisted mind.

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  • Peterh

    August 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Rick Scott is a conservative wannabe. Join fellow like minded real conservatives at the Lincoln Project. The GQP and Scott’s ilk must be destroyed before the Republican Party can be healthy again.

  • just sayin

    August 23, 2021 at 11:13 am

    All the comments criticizing Trump or Scott, no actual rebuttals. Biden is being protected as best they can, but the Democrats have to primary him in 2024 if he insists on running. He can’t even field questions at this point, it’s a joke. If they run him against DeSantis or anyone else, they’ll have to avoid debates and rely on the lefty media outlets to carry the load. It’s a strategy, but I don’t think it’s a winning one.

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