Why Joe Biden can't resign, or be removed -- or die

Article author: 
Clayton Spann
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
August 24, 2021
Article category: 
National News
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... Many silent Democrat office holders likely want Biden out, as they fear the systemic incompetence of his administration will bring them down come 2022.

But Joe can not resign or be fired. The Democrat high command will not let either happen, no matter the short term political cost.

On the surface, that makes little sense. Joe's resignation or removal would not alter Democrat control of the presidency and Congress. If Joe leaves, Kamala Harris becomes president. She is incompetent too, but no more so than Joe, and is on board with the administration's radical agenda.

So. Why can't Joe quit the office or be removed?

Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states: “The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.” The current Senate is equally divided with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans.

As soon as Kamala Harris takes the presidential oath, the vice-presidency is left vacant. In that case a tie vote means the legislation, resolution, or confirmation under consideration fails.

A Senate chamber without a vice-president puts Mitch McConnell in the catbird seat. He can kill all Democrat initiatives, including any nomination to refill the vice presidency.

The Democrat agenda goes up in smoke. The 3.5 trillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill is blocked. The For the People bill is blocked. The green new deal is blocked. Packing the Supreme Court is dead. As is any attempt to scuttle the filibuster or grab guns....

If Joe passes while out of sight of the public, that is something else. The something else would probably go like this:

His body is secretly transported to Camp David or the family compound in Delaware. His sudden disappearance is explained by announcing that an assassination plot (by Islamic terrorists, or better, by white supremacists) has just been discovered. The president will remain at an undisclosed location until the threat is neutralized.

Biden's existence and whereabouts can be easily faked, so the pretense could be kept up a while. Also remember that a president need not actually sign a bill for it to become law (if Congress remains in session 10 days after passage)....

CAIRCO Notes

This brings to mind the movie Dave, with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver (2007). From Rotten Tomatoes:

Shifty White House chief of staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella) hatches a scheme to use a double for the president (Kevin Kline) at a public photo opportunity. Small business owner Dave Kovic (Kline) fits the bill, but after the president suffers a debilitating stroke, opportunist Alexander arranges for Dave to step in full time without even informing the First Lady (Sigourney Weaver). It doesn't take long before the press, the nation and the president's wife realize something is different.

 

Related

Ejecting Biden - If the Democrats want to keep the 2024 presidential election within reach, they have to move fast. The first step will be getting rid of Biden, by Dan Gelernter and Ted McCartney, American Greatness, August 19, 2021:
 
Per the 25th Amendment, when the VP spot is vacant, “the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority of both Houses of Congress.” Right now, the Democrats could get essentially anyone they want confirmed by both houses. Without Kamala as Senate president, the Senate would be a true 50-50 split, but the Romney-Murkowski wing of the GOP can be counted on to confirm whomever Kamala might appoint.  
 
Republicans, by echoing the calls for investigation and resignation originating from the Left, have yet another chance to play right into Democrats’ hands, helping make room for Biden and Kamala’s successor.

Understanding the Constitution: Can the 25th Amendment Be Used to Remove Biden?, by Rob Natelson, Epoch Times, September 6, 2021.

Biden presidential seal

 

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