Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
For the entirety of his 2020 presidential campaign and the 28 months of his presidency, Joe Biden has been a sick man. During the campaign, he was so feeble that his political handlers kept him locked in the basement. His public events were infrequent and his rare media interviews were usually marked with embarrassing gaffes.
His problems have only gotten worse during his presidency. His feebleness was on display on Thursday when he tripped on stage and tumbled face first at the Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony.
His aides had a challenging time helping him to his feet and Biden first sat back down on stage. He finally rose and pointed to the culprit; a sandbag used to secure the teleprompter. To make matters worse, upon returning to the White House, Biden bumped his head exiting the door of Marine One.
This fall was not the first time Americans have seen their President tumble. On numerous occasions, Biden has stumbled while ascending the stairs of Air Force One. Last year, he famously fell off his bike while riding in the Henlopen State Park in Delaware.
Just a few weeks ago, at the G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Biden almost tripped when walking down concrete stairs. He was not holding the railing and a fall could have been catastrophic and seriously injured him.
Sadly, Biden is very frail, and his health is a ticking time bomb. After speeches, he often gets lost and does not know where to go. He could easily tumble off a stage and require hospitalization or surgery.
This nightmare for the American people needs to end immediately. At 80 years old, Joe Biden needs medical care, treatment, and rest. He does not have the physical or mental capabilities to manage the most demanding and powerful position in the world.
Biden is clearly not in good condition, physically or mentally. His speeches are often marked with mistakes, misstatements, or forgetfulness. One perfect example was his struggle to pronounce the word “kleptocracy” during a national White House address in April of 2022. Regularly, Biden also mispronounces names, even for individuals who are prominent Democrats, elected officials, or, much worse, members of his cabinet.
Many medical experts, including former White House Physician and U.S. Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX) believe Biden is suffering from a serious “cognitive decline.” According to Jackson, “People like Jill Biden and people that surround him and are supposed to love him and care about him. They should be doing something about this, and they should be stopping this, because it’s a shame.”
Why doesn’t the First Lady end this farce? Obviously, it is because she selfishly enjoys the limelight, the prestige and benefits that are associated with her position.
Instead of his loved ones and political allies doing the right thing, they continue this charade. It is because Joe Biden is not the real President, he is a puppet of powerful interests that control his every move.
The situation is clear to 2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. He claims that Biden is “a puppet, a front man, for the managerial industrial complex around him, and frankly, it’s starting to look more and more like a form of elder abuse.” Ramaswamy believes that Biden’s “cognitive defects” are a “convenience” for the “managerial class that’s turned him into a puppet.”
This situation is shocking, frightening and completely unacceptable. Since Biden’s aides and family members will not encourage him to resign, the Vice President and a majority of cabinet members should invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him.
At the very least, congressional Republicans should demand that President Biden immediately submit to a mental competency test. If he fails, and he will, he should then be impeached, convicted, and removed from office.
The list of impeachable offenses that Biden has committed is quite long and there are many that can be used to end this threat to both the institution of the presidency, and, more importantly, to the nation.
As President Donald Trump stated after Biden’s fall, it was “not inspiring” to see him sprawled on the stage. This sent a message of weakness to our enemies. It was also not comforting to the American people or to our military service members.
It is a sick joke to believe that Biden can run for President again in 2024 and theoretically serve in that position until he is 86 years old. He cannot function as President now and his condition will only get worse as he ages.
Therefore, the time for action is now before calamity strikes our nation. Congressional Republicans can no longer remain silent on this vital matter as it only conveys timidity. They must show courage and act, especially when our national security is at risk.