Rick Scott wants Vice President, Cabinet to consider removing Joe Biden
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Rick Scott 2.5.21
The Senator continues to float the 25th Amendment.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continued his assault on President Joe Biden‘s standing in office Wednesday.

Scott, who has suggested on multiple occasions that Biden is too infirm to serve as President, pressed that case again during two radio hits..

On the Brian Mudd Show on WIOD, Scott maintained that it was the responsibility of the Cabinet to consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office.

“I think it’s a legitimate question. Does this guy have the capability to lead the United States and be Commander in Chief of the most powerful and lethal military force ever created in the history of the world? If he does not, then we have got to do something about it. That’s the responsibility of the Vice President,” Scott said.

“They have the responsibility to make sure this guy has the capacity to lead this nation. And if he doesn’t, they have got to do something about it. That’s their responsibility. You become a Cabinet member, you become a Vice President, that’s your responsibility,” Scott said.

Speaking on the Hugh Hewitt Show Wednesday, Scott cast similar aspersions on the “on vacation” President.

“Is Biden even capable of doing this,” Scott asked rhetorically. “Is this guy OK? I mean, I worry about him.”

Scott urged what he called “a real conversation about whether Joe Biden has the capacity to do this job,” but when asked by Hewitt, he admitted that his idea has no traction with Democrats, who control the Senate.

“None of them will say anything like that right now,” Scott admitted.

The expressions of concern for and attacks on Biden have become a regular feature in Scott’s appearances in conservative media.

“I hope he’s healthy and strong enough to lead,” Scott said on Sunday’s edition of Fox and Friends Weekend. “I’m really worried about if he’s OK; if he can do this job.”

“Incompetent. Unhinged. Incoherent. Unfit,” tweeted Scott, in a four-word excoriation of Biden’s performance in an interview with ABC the night before.

Scott first made that call Monday on Twitter.

The pitch is a tough sell even to Republicans, however.

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

Expect Scott to continue pressing his partisan case, even though it seems to have little traction beyond the conservative media echo chamber.

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]


14 comments

  • Pat W

    August 25, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Let’s hear from the Senator/Medicare Thief from FL.

  • Ocean Joe

    August 25, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Other than the process of departure, which smells more like Dunkirk than roses, who thinks we should continue to stay there?
    Scott crows about our debt, so why oppose ending our longest war that (according to the MSM) costs us $150,000,000 DAILY, or over a billion dollars a week?
    Biden knows what he’s doing, Trump wanted to get out, so did Obama who should have the minute our forces took out Osama. The only issue is the prevention of any further loss of American life, and bombing the hell out of the place like Sen. Cotton and other GOP leaders urged would have made losses more likely.

  • Tom Palmer

    August 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Scott’s too crooked to be in office, but there you are

  • Frankie M.

    August 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Bless his heart…if he has one. Maybe Scott can have that conversation with the voices in his head?

    • John

      August 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      You should move to new york

  • james

    August 25, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Narrow minded liberal

  • PeterH

    August 25, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    SCOTT IS PART OF FLORIDA’S PROBLEM
    SCOTT IS PART OF AMERICA’S PROBLEM

    Fighting Trump and Trumpism has become about much more than just the ballot box and election years. It’s about revealing the rot in every corner of Trump’s GOP. Our fight is now to unmask their epidemics of grifting, life-threatening COVID conspiracies, voter suppression campaigns, dictator-worship, and media manipulation. We’re unmasking the new Republican “Party” as what they truly are: an autocratic MAGA mob.

    There is so much corruption, greed, conspiracy, and outright danger in what we’re fighting. They’re trying to sow this chaos. It’s what they do best and it’s how they retain control.

    RICK SCOTT IS THE ELECTED CANDIDATE WHO NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE!

    • John

      August 26, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      You should move to new york for your health

  • Andrew Finn

    August 25, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Right off hand that would sound like a great idea —— but —— can you imagine “President Harris” ?? Oh my God !!!!!!

  • Billy O'Connor

    August 25, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    What else would we expect from this empty suit?

    He was a disgusting thief as a hospital executive.

    He was an embarrassment as Governor.

    Now he’s the silliest, most irrelevant member of the Senate.

  • Florida Voter

    August 25, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Scott’s normal answer to questions he does not like: “Upon advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer the question by asserting my rights and privileges under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” Why does he expect ANYONE to respond to him? Scott, go back to Naples.

  • Scott

    August 26, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Biden needs to be removed now. He is unfit to be president!

  • Wilhelm Richard Tschol

    August 27, 2021 at 7:01 am

    I am Swiss living since a few years in Germany. My view is that the United States since years has missed to establish a sound foreign policy.
    President Biden has earned a catastrophic situation, in which his has been deciding correctly.
    Tom Scott and the Right Wing part of the GOP should better help balancing the political situation, and reducing the covid-19 pandemic in the southern states, especially in Florida.

  • Wilhelm Richard Tschol

    August 27, 2021 at 7:05 am

    I am Swiss living since a few years in Germany. My view is that the United States since years have missed to establish a sound foreign policy.
    President Biden has earned a catastrophic situation, in which his has been deciding correctly.
    Tom Scott and the Right Wing part of the GOP should better help balancing the political situation, and reducing the covid-19 pandemic in the southern states, especially in Florida.

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