House Speaker Johnson On Biden’s Cognitive Decline: ‘The 25th Amendment Is Appropriate Here’
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 8: Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks at the Hudson Institute on July 8, 2024 in Washington, DC. Speaker Johnson laid out his plan for a "peace through strength" U.S. foreign policy agenda, calling for spending reform, beefing up defense needs, and strengthening allies while singling out Beijing as the country's number one foreign threat.
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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said during a press conference this week that he believes that Vice President Kamala Harris and the rest of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet should use the 25th Amendment to remove Biden because of his apparent cognitive decline.

“If I were in the Biden Cabinet … would I be mulling over the 25th Amendment, applying the Fourth Clause of the 25th Amendment, which has never before been employed in that way?” he asked at the press conference.

“And I answered honestly, ‘Yes,’ I would,” he said. “In good conscience, if I was in the Biden Cabinet, I would be wrestling with that question because I would know what we all know now, that Joe Biden is not up to the task and it’s a dangerous situation for the reasons we articulated earlier.”

“So, there’s a time to every purpose under Heaven, desperate times call for desperate measures, I think the 25th Amendment is appropriate here,” he continued. “We all know that the House doesn’t have the authority to do that, it’s the vice president of the United States that has to initiate that process. We don’t have any involvement unless there’s a disagreement between the president and what the vice president and the Cabinet decide.”

Johnson said that he thinks that if most Americans knew how the 25th Amendment worked that they would believe that it is appropriate to use in this situation.

“I’m under no illusion that they’re going to do that,” he concluded. “But if I were in the Cabinet and … any of us were in the Cabinet, we would have to honestly say that that’s something we’d have to wrestle with.”


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