Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Democrat Joe Biden after his concerning “off-script” comments on Sunday when Biden was talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin, which caused great alarm around the world.
Most of us are old enough to remember when the Democrats used talking points regarding using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald J. Trump over nothing, but now there is a growing chorus of Republicans and others who feel the time is right- to apply that pressure to Democrat Joe Biden for his very real- reckless, sloppy and detached statements about Putin, after a string of hostile comments about other issues.
Carlson recently questioned Biden’s ability to regulate his emotions and combined that with concern that Biden said in a speech over the weekend that Putin should not be able to remain in power in his country.
On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host said that it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Biden from office after Biden made a slew of comments over the weekend that had to be walked back by the White House, which is a reoccurring theme for the POTUS handlers.
Carlson said that the most important thing to understand was how Biden had blown up the uncertainty hanging over whether Biden actually wants regime change in Moscow.
The comments Biden made appeared to make the case that Biden is after something that the American people didn’t understand before- and the pressure grew so great on Biden for his mis-step that he was forced to walk everything he said back.
Biden told reporters that “nobody believes” he was “talking about taking down Putin” moments after insisting he wasn’t walking back his statement that Putin should not remain in power.
Joe Biden announced he was running for president again in April of 2019. It was Biden’s third or fourth attempt at the office, depending how you count. So, at that moment, most Americans thought they knew who Joe Biden was. After 50 years in office, they were familiar with his face, but it turns out they weren’t familiar with his new face.
Two months later, Biden appeared on stage in Miami for the first Democratic primary debate and he was hard to recognize even for people who had known him. Extensive plastic surgery made him look like a different person, but most jarring was the fact that he did not sound like the old Joe Biden. You probably remembered Biden as blustery and jovial, Irish charm by the bucket load. He was famous for that. And yet, on stage, Biden came off as remote and muted.
He seemed to be at times afraid to speak for fear of tripping over words or forgetting them. Several times the camera caught him just staring out into the middle distance. He was apparently absorbed in memory. When Biden did manage to focus his attention, he seemed highly annoyed. Whatever the cause, Democratic primary voters were not impressed by his performance. Joe Biden’s numbers dropped 10 points overnight. Now, the Biden campaign has never explained what exactly happened to Joe Biden that night in Miami, but whatever it was, it never got fixed. It continues. From that day until now, probably the most authentic feature of Joe Biden’s public performances has been his anger. It seems to come over him in waves.
“The joke is over. Too much is at stake. If there ever was a time — if there was in U.S. history ever a time to invoke the 25th Amendment, it is now. As Joe Biden himself put it, ‘For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.’ For all of our sakes,” Carlson said on his show Monday evening.
“Uncontrollable flashes of anger are common among people who are aging, particularly among men, and they often accompany senility. Losing it is a very frustrating experience and your heart goes out to anyone who is. We have deep sympathy for anyone in that position, including Joe Biden, but Biden is the president of the United States, and this is the single most volatile moment in the recent history of our country,” Biden said.
“Biden is leading the U.S. toward war, and so it’s fair to assess the effect on the rest of us of his mental and emotional conditions, not simply about age, Biden is 79. Biden is clearly unable to speak with precision. And when you’re president of the United States and the world hangs on your every word, when your words constitute American policy, when you can change American policy, particularly America’s foreign policy simply by saying so, it is essential that you speak the words you intend to speak, that you not get carried away because you’re mad and say something you don’t mean that might threaten the long-term interests of this country, threaten the families and the children of the rest of us and our future, but he is,” he added.
“On Thursday, for example, Joe Biden was asked how the United States would respond if the Russian government used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Now that’s a hypothetical question. Presidents at the podium often get those,” Carlson argued.
He said: “Presidents rarely respond to hypothetical questions for a very simple reason: They don’t know the circumstances ahead of time, so there’s no reason to risk American prestige or to terrify the rest of the world by saying the wrong thing, so they don’t. Biden had no obligation to answer that question. Very few presidents would have answered it, but Biden did answer it.”
As an example, Biden told American troops at an event in Poland that they were going to see the “backbone” and “guts” of the Ukrainian people “when you’re there,” suggesting the U.S. was putting boots on the ground in Ukraine
Biden also ended his speech last Saturday in what many believed to be a reference to regime change in Russia and getting rid of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Putin, the president said, “For God’s sake this man cannot remain in power.”
The White House immediately cleaned up Biden’s mess, 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.”