We don’t make a habit out of publishing unconfirmed rumors, but the source of this particular rumor has been rock-solid in the past. This person, who has ties to the DNC, rightly informed me that both Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg would end their campaigns inexplicably before Super Tuesday during last year’s Democratic primary.
The text from the source reads, “Stay tuned. Team Kamala is quietly visiting Cabinet members in person to test the appetite for 25A in light of Taliban. [Chief of Staff Ron] Klain and other Biden loyalists left out but surprised others seem ready and willing. It could happen next week.”
Kamala Harris has been conspicuously away from the public eye ever since the Taliban took control of Kabul and the entire nation of Afghanistan. She has distanced herself from the whole debacle and reportedly refused to stand by Joe Biden when he addressed the nation Monday.
For the 25th Amendment to be invoked, a majority of the Cabinet would need to vote to remove the President for inability to fulfill the duties of the office. With 24 Cabinet members, including Harris, her team would need 12 others to join them. Then, they would need a supermajority in both the House and Senate to make it stick.
Senator Rick Scott Tweeted about it on Monday.
After the disastrous events in Afghanistan, we must confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment? https://t.co/l1bFrUdZH9
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) August 16, 2021
The pertinent Section 4 of the Amendment states:
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
Other rumors on Twitter have indicated that not only is Biden feeling the pressure and wanting to escape, but that members of his own staff are turning against him quickly.
Biden telling staff he wants to go back to Delaware. Hasn't been sleeping well this week. Thinks he will be more functional if he stays over at home in Wilmington.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 18, 2021
One can make the case that whoever wrote the speech below and encouraged Biden to read it was trying to derail him. Attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and discussing school face mask mandates this week seems like a fruitless distraction attempt, one that will surely be pounced on by both the right and the left. It all plays well for Harris.
While Americans are trapped in an Afghanistan under Taliban control, Joe Biden is taking digs at governors such as DeSantis and Abbott for banning mask mandates in schools. pic.twitter.com/JTCkNenOk8
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 18, 2021
Joe Biden just went live and delivered a harsher message to "the unvaccinated" than the Taliban terrorists holding American citizens behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Disgraceful.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 18, 2021
Arguably the most damning circumstantial evidence that forces within the White House are moving to remove Biden is the fact that there have been more leaks coming from his own team in the last two days than we’ve seen in the entirety of his presidency. Bombshells are dropping left and right.
One of the biggest came through The National Pulse detailing how Biden’s State Department moved to cancel a program aimed at providing swift and safe evacuations of Americans out of crisis zones just months prior to the fall of Kabul.
JUST IN – Biden’s State Department moved to cancel a State Department program aimed at providing swift and safe evacuations of Americans out of crisis zones just months prior to the fall of #Kabul, according to a new report.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) August 18, 2021
The National Pulse reports:
The “Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau” – which was designed to handle medical, diplomatic, and logistical support concerning Americans overseas was paused by Anthony Blinken’s State Department earlier this year. Notification was officially signed just months before the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
“SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED,” an official State Department document from the Biden State Department begins, before outlining the following move the quash the Trump-era funding for the new bureau.
The document is from the desk of Deputy Secretary of State Brian P. McKeon, confirmed in March by the United States Senate.
The document is dated June 11, 2021, though The National Pulse understands the decision to pause the program may have come as early as February, both undermining the original Trump-era date for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and certainly giving the Taliban time to threaten American assets and lives on the run up to Joe Biden’s September 11th date of withdrawal.
The subject line reads: “(SBU) Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau,” and the body of the document recommends:
“That you direct the discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau (CCR), and direct a further review of certain associated Department requirements and capabilities.”
It goes on:
“That you direct the discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, CCR, consistent with the applicable legal requirements, necessary stakeholder engagement, and any applicable changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual and other requirements.”
The document reveals the recommendations were approved on June 11th 2021.
We could see Joe Biden removed from office next week, perhaps earlier. It all comes down to the appetite within his own Cabinet and Kamala Harris’ ability to convince them she’s not a disaster waiting to happen.