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Following Joe Biden’s Remarks on Russia, 25th Amendment Talk Erupts
After Joe Biden made a series of statements about escalation over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, talk of utilizing the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House emerged on social media.
On Saturday, Biden closed his address with what many interpreted as a reference to regime change in Russia and the removal of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
What He Really Meant?
The White House immediately walked back Biden’s comments, saying: “The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change.”
But it was too late: social media had already exploded with calls for invoking the 25th amendment to remove Biden from office.
“Honestly, the 25th Amendment was crafted for just such a situation as we are now in with Biden,” columnist David Limbaugh tweeted. “Yet at least two things militate against this from happening. 1) His handlers are running things anyway, and 2) Kamala [Harris], though not mentally incompetent — just stupid — could be worse.”