Time to invoke the 25th Amendment against Biden?

31 March 2022

1:22 PM

31 March 2022

1:22 PM

President Biden’s senile verbal blunders over the past few days have prompted renewed speculation over his mental competency. It’s even been suggested that now is the time to consider invoking and activating the 25th Amendment.

The Wall Street Journal recently printed a short sharp edit on the subject, noting that should the president go, he would be replaced by the vice-president, thus rescuing the government from the nursing home and delivering it into the hands of the idiotic. The Journal’s editors prefer the status quo.

They are probably right to do so. For nearly a year, honest Americans have understood that the title “chief executive” is now plural, not singular, and that when we read in the news that “President Biden has decided” this or that, or indeed that “President Biden” has done anything at all, we are meant to infer that the White House staff or his wife is being referred to. The country, in fact, is being run by committee, with all that the word “committee” implies.

No one can plausibly argue that the executive committee working out of the Oval Office today is making a competent job of it. But neither can anyone make a credible case that President Harris would do a better job.

Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – The Bronx and a bit of Queens), meanwhile, is the latest of several members of her party to declare that Justice Clarence Thomas is (or should be) terminally compromised by the fact that his wife, Virginia Thomas, was present at the Great Capitol Riot currently under investigation by the January 6 Committee. Clarence Thomas, Ocasio-Cortez et al. are saying, should resign from the bench. Should he choose to remain, “his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the January 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.”

Ginni Thomas has been under special suspicion among Democrats and liberals since the fact of her political loyalties and activities became a matter of public knowledge some months ago.

Let us now switch around the identities of the parties involved in the matter. The justice is a liberal jurist, his wife a liberal activist. Try to imagine (it isn’t hard) what the response would be from the left — feminists in particular — to the claim that a husband should be professionally compromised and discredited by his wife’s beliefs, opinions, and activities. (In fact, make it a liberal female justice and her husband for good measure.)

The outrage would be truly operatic in its emotional intensity and bursts of pyrotechnic coloratura. It would be deafening and carry on through at least two future presidential elections and countless nominations and confirmations to the Supreme Court. Yet somehow it is Clarence Thomas who must go and not the clearly inept president of the United States? The illogic of it all is astounding.

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