New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that he “commence proceedings” to remove President Joe Biden under the 25th Amendment after an explosive report highlighted Biden’s mental challenges.
The Justice Department on Thursday released its long-awaited investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, delivering a damning assessment of the president’s “diminished faculties” and limited memory.
Special prosecutor Robert Hur described him as “a sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a poor memory” and that “it would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him” of withholding classified documents.
He ultimately recommended that no charges be brought against Biden, sparking outrage from conservatives over a “double standard” as Donald Trump faces 40 criminal charges for his own mishandling of classified materials.
Tenney wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday stating that the report’s “alarming” findings indicate that Biden should be “impeached” unless he is not “mentally competent to stand trial.”
Garland should “initiate proceedings to remove the President pursuant to the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Tenney said in the letter obtained by DailyMail.com.
The 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential succession, gives the vice president and Cabinet the power to remove the commander in chief from office by majority vote if he is determined to be no longer fit for office.
Rep. Claudia Tenney sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland saying he should begin proceedings to remove the president from office under the 25th Amendment.
President Joe Biden held a chaotic press conference Thursday night to dispel doubts about his ‘poor memory’ and ‘diminished faculties’
It has never been invoked in American history.
“Being unable to remember what position you held and when is exceptionally troubling,” he continued, referring to Hur’s account that Biden couldn’t remember when he was vice president.
“Being unable to remember when one’s child died, even within a period of several years, is perhaps more frightening.”
Biden had difficulty remembering when his son Beau died in an interview as part of the investigation, according to Hur.
Tenney’s letter, however, is just one blow in a salvo of Republican demands that Biden be impeached by the 25th following Hur’s report.
“That (report) does not describe someone who should be the commander in chief of our armed forces and the defender of American freedoms,” said Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. wrote in X in reaction to the report. “It’s time for his cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.”
Scott was the first high-ranking elected official to call for using the Constitution to overthrow the president on Thursday.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., also doubled down on her call to use the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office.
Some of Biden’s classified documents were stored on the floor of his garage.
Hur wrote that a jury is unlikely to convict Biden because he appears as “a sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.”
In addition to classified documents discovered in Biden’s Wilmington home, investigators also discovered classified documents stored in his Washington, D.C., office.
“The special counsel’s report that Joe Biden’s mental deterioration is so severe that he cannot stand trial means he is unfit for office,” he wrote in X.
“We must demand that the 25th Amendment be invoked or impeachment be held,” the Republican firebrand continued.
Another House Republican, Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, similarly called for Biden’s Cabinet to take action.
‘For the security of our nation, Joe Biden must resign. He couldn’t remember basic facts about his life,” he explained. published in X. “He is not competent to remain Commander in Chief and every day he remains, he puts the United States at risk.”
“If he does not resign, the Cabinet must invoke the 25th Amendment.”
Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley also weighed in: writing in X which is “time for the 25th Amendment.”
Following the report, Biden decided to hold a hasty press conference to debunk claims about his mental state on Thursday night.
‘I know what the hell I’m doing! My memory hasn’t gotten any worse. My memory is fine. Look what I’ve done since I became president,’ he said indignantly.
‘No one thought any of the things I went through could happen. How did that happen? I guess I just forgot what was going on…’
The president later responded to a question about the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Biden failed in the response and in identifying a world leader, calling the Egyptian Abdel Fattah El-Sisi president of Mexico.
Meanwhile, former President Trump faces a 40-count indictment over his handling of classified documents at his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges in June.
Trump faces decades in prison if convicted, and special counsel Jack Smith, the lead prosecutor in the case, recently interviewed additional witnesses to bolster his case against the former president.
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee published in X that the decision was a ‘double standard’.
‘Special Counsel Robert Hur recommends that no criminal charges be brought against President Biden in the classified documents case. “Even though Hur acknowledges that Biden intentionally withheld and disclosed classified materials following his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” the committee wrote.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, also criticized Hur’s recommendation.
“There is clearly a two-tier system of justice in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice,” he wrote.
“President Biden intentionally hoarded classified information from his decades in the Senate and his time as vice president, but special counsel Robert Hur has decided not to recommend charges against him.”
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott said it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Joe Biden
Special Counsel Robert Hur recommended that President Biden not be charged for his illegal mishandling of classified documents at his Delaware home and Washington, DC, office.
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‘Meanwhile, the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and he faces an armed Justice Department. A clear two-tier justice system.’
House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote: ‘Today’s report from Robert Hur tells us two things: There is a double standard of justice in this country. And Joe Biden is not fit for office.”
Even Trump’s political rival, Nikki Haley, said the double standard between the Biden and Trump cases was “clear.”
“Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump were reckless with classified documents,” the presidential hopeful wrote.
‘If Biden’s defense is old age and oblivion, Trump can easily make the same claim. “Trump should quickly hire Biden’s lawyers.”