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McCormick Hints Cabinet Should Consider 25th Amendment For Biden

Dave McCormick on KDKA Radio

In a Friday morning conversation on KDKA Radio, U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick suggested that after Joe Biden’s performance during his debate with Donald Trump that Americans should be worried about their current president.

“As an American, put aside politics for a second, we should be worried,” said McCormick to host Marty Griffin. “Our Founders, our forefathers had some vision on this. They had something called the 25th Amendment. If the people around the President think he is not capable of fulfilling his responsibilities in a time of war … then they have a responsibility to acknowledge that and possibly replace the President.

“(The debate) reinforced that we need new leadership,” he continued. “We need new leadership in the White House. We need new leadership in the Senate. We need people that will look forward and confront these problems, bring sanity and stability to our economic policy, to our border, to our role in the world.”

Griffin pushed McCormick on whether the 25th Amendment should be invoked right now.

“I think if what we saw last night is reflective of what he is like day-to-day, when they’re sitting with him, talking about how to deal with Iran, the possibility of Iran having a nuclear weapon, attacking US troops in Syria … if the man that got confused and turned around is the man that they’re dealing with every day, if you’re Secretary of Defense or Attorney General or Secretary of State, you have a responsibility to say, hey, wait a second, this guy is not up to the job. So yes, I am saying that.”

Former Attorney General William Barr also appeared with McCormick and agreed with the Republican Senate candidate that the 25th Amendment should be on the table.

“I think clearly this has to be considered at this point. I think what this shows is is what we’re lacking in the United States right now, which is leaders who are not clinging to the job. The most important thing in their life is retaining their job, and therefore, they won’t take a risk. They won’t say things that are unpopular, or take action that has to be taken, because they’re making political calculations all the time. I have hope for our country, even though we’re facing all these challenges, as long as people who are good leaders want to do the right thing. That’s why I’m for Dave. That’s why I’m here, because I know he’s that kind of leader.”

Barr did say that if it was his call today, he would not replace Biden.

“I can’t make that call. I don’t know enough about the situation,” he continued. “I think we have to be real careful, because if this becomes the way of knocking out unpopular presidents, it will be lead to a lot more volatility in our system. Personally, I do not think he’s fit for office.”

At a Friday rally in North Carolina, Biden acknowledged his debate performance.

“I’m not a young man, to state the obvious,” Biden said. “I don’t walk as easy as I used to, I don’t speak as smoothly as I used to, I don’t debate as well as I used to, but I know what I do know. I know how to tell the truth,” he said. “I know right from wrong. When you get knocked down, you get back up.”

McCormick also took the radio opportunity to send a salvo at his Democratic opponent, saying “he’s become a creature of Washington. Bob Casey has become what our founders hoped would never exist, which is a career politician. And he has been in Washington as a Senator for 18 years. Has voted with Joe Biden 98% of the time. And, you know, I just finished this 67-county tour, right, 42,000 miles on my campaign bus. And the thing I hear over and over again is, we’ve never seen Bob Casey.

“I’d be honored to have the job because I want to serve but I don’t need the job. And that’s the difference between me and Bob Casey, and that’s the difference in the kind of leadership I say on the campaign trail.”

When asked for a response, Casey replied that “I’m fighting for Pennsylvania against an opponent who sells out working people to enrich himself, invested in Chinese military companies, and cheered when Roe v. Wade was overturned. Pennsylvanians deserve someone fighting for working families, not for billionaires.”

2 Responses

  1. This is an incredibly uninformed statement from someone running for the U S Senate, He thinks “Our Founders” are responsible for the 25th amendment. That would have been one neat trick. The 25th amendment was passed in 1967, almost 150 years after the last surviving “founders” had died One has to wonder what else McCormick doesn’t know.

  2. He’s lying about Bob Casey who visits and is visible in all areas of this large state. I’m sure Connecticut is much easier to cover considering it is 1/8th the size of PA. Oh, and as far as invoking the 25th Amendment goes, I assume McCormick was for it when Trump was in the White House.

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