“You [Buttigieg] yourself questioned Donald Trump’s mental state of mind in September of 2019”
Republican Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas grilled Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday, asking him if anyone in the Biden administration has discussed invoking the 25th Amendment on Biden.
It’s a completely fair question. Democrats and the media pushed it repeatedly under Trump, which was ridiculous. Now it seems warranted.
I’m glad to hear a Republican bringing this up. I recently posed the question on Twitter:
Democrats and the media pushed the 25th Amendment under Trump. When do we do it for Biden, now that it's actually warranted?
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) July 17, 2022
Naturally, Buttigieg tried to brush off the question.
Cami Mondeaux of the Washington Examiner has details:
Buttigieg spars with lawmaker suggesting invocation of 25th Amendment for Biden
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sparred with a GOP lawmaker during a House hearing after the Republican asked whether the Cabinet has considered removing President Joe Biden via the 25th Amendment due to questions about his cognitive health.
The House Transportation Committee met for hours on Tuesday to discuss infrastructure, electric vehicles, and rising energy costs amid the war in Ukraine. However, the hearing took a turn after Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) began to press Buttigieg with suggestions that Biden is not mentally fit for office.
“We now see the mainstream media questioning President Biden’s mental state, and for good reason. Sadly, he shakes hands with ghosts and imaginary people, and he falls off bicycles,” Nehls said, referring to an incident last month when the president fell off his bike while greeting a crowd in Delaware.
Nehls also presented the committee with photos of Biden and captions mocking a speech the president gave last month in which he stuttered through parts of his delivery. Others standing around the Texas Republican presented photos of Biden standing with the White House Easter Bunny.
Nehls reminded Buttigieg that he was perfectly fine with this sort of talk under Trump. From the Daily Mail:
‘You [Buttigieg] yourself questioned Donald Trump’s mental state of mind in September of 2019 when you stated to CNN I quote, “If our Presidency is not in good shape, then our country is not in good shape.” And Mr. Secretary, I could not agree with you more,’ Nehls began…
Buttigieg shot back: ‘First of all, I’m glad to have a president who can ride a bicycle.’
He added that the question was ‘insulting.’
Watch the exchange below:
Troy Nehls is not the only person raising this issue.
Piers Morgan recently wrote in the New York Post:
It may soon be time to invoke the 25th Amendment on ailing, failing Biden
Have you ever read anything like it?
On Saturday, a damning dossier was published about Joe Biden’s fitness to be president that was so shocking and disturbing, I assumed it had been written by a Republican hit squad.
The holy stinker of a verdict — headlined “At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency” — revealed the following about the leader of the free world:
He “often shuffles” when he walks, prompting concern he “will trip on a wire.”
His speeches are “flat and listless” and he stumbles so often during them that staffers “hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.”
He regularly makes huge policy change announcements that are instantly walked back by the White House, like vowing a US military response if China invades Taiwan or saying Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”
He “sometimes loses his train of thought.”
He “has trouble summoning names.”
He appears “momentarily confused.”
Biden is not up to the job of being president, and it’s obvious every time he opens his mouth.
If talk of the 25th Amendment was acceptable under Trump, it certainly is now.
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