GOP lawmaker asks Merrick Garland to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office
representative. Claudia TenneyR.N.Y., invites the Attorney General Merrick Garland To invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president Joe Biden From his post as Special Counsel Reported by Robert Hoare He said that although the president should not be tried for mishandling classified documents, he suffers from poor memory.
In a letter to Garland on Thursday, Tenney expressed her “deep concern” about Hoare’s findings. She said Hur’s reasons for not bringing charges against Biden, even though the president had “knowingly and intentionally removed, mishandled and disclosed” classified documents over decades, were “troubling.”
Hoare said the president’s practices king PresentMr. Dr “Serious risks to national security,“ In his report, he described several cases in which the president suffered from memory loss. He added that one reason he is not pursuing charges against Biden is because the president could portray himself as an “old man with a failing memory” who would be sympathetic to a jury.
Tenney criticized this logic in her letter to Garland.
“We do not prosecute or decline to prosecute people based on their character, or on the public’s perceived perception of them,” Tenney wrote. “If the special counsel finds that the evidence constitutes a reasonable basis for bringing charges, he or she must do so.”
Tenney compared Hur’s decision in his investigation into Biden to the filing of charges against former President Donald Trump by special counsel Jack Smith over his handling of secret documents at Mar-a-Lago. Tenney said the Justice Department “cannot ethically bring charges” against Trump “because he has strong mental acuity and character” while declining to bring charges against Biden because of his “cognitive decline.”
Trump is facing Several accusationsincluding intentionally retaining national defense information, false statements and allegations, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and corruptly concealing a document, pleaded not guilty in this case.
“President Biden must be indicted, or he must be impeached. “There is no middle ground,” Tenney wrote. She added that Garland “should” initiate impeachment proceedings against Biden using the 25th Amendment.
The amendment, which was ratified after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, stipulates procedures for replacing the president in the event of death, impeachment, resignation, or incapacity. One section provides the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet “or such other body as Congress may by law designate” with a mechanism for transferring power from the president.
Biden responded forcefully to Hoare’s report on Thursday, asking, “How the hell dare he bring that up?” In response to Hoare’s description of a case in which Biden couldn’t remember when his son Beau died.
The president said the report cleared him of any wrongdoing, adding: “My memory is good.”
This article was originally published on NBCNews.com
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