Tucker: If there was ever a time in U.S. history to invoke the 25th Amendment, it is now

Fox News host Tucker Carlson took a long hard look at President Joe Biden’s presidency so far and concluded that he is “not fit to lead” and is a man who is “losing the ability to regulate his emotions.”

On Monday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host spent a lengthy segment in his opening monologue looking at the serious consequences of Biden’s many gaffes, missteps and outbursts to conclude that “too much is at stake” and that now is the time to invoke the 25th Amendment.

“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,” Carlson began.

“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,” he continued, adding that “he did not sound like the old Joe Biden” and that he “came off as remote and muted.”

Recounting how Biden was “tripping over words” and “staring out into the middle distance,” Carlson noted that “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.”


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“So you know exactly what that is. You’ve seen it in people around you, people you love. It has nothing to do with politics,” Carlson said after airing several clips that highlighted Biden’s outbursts.

“What you just saw is a man who is losing the ability to regulate his emotions. 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,” he continued.

The Fox News host contended that in the “single most volatile moment in the recent history of our country,” it is vital to have a leader who can communicate clearly and effectively.

“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,” Carlson said.

He clarified to viewers that his view is “not a partisan attack” and that a simple look back at Biden’s performance over the past week will make that clear. Carlson aired several examples of the president’s seemingly unscripted remarks including responding to a hypothetical question about Russia potentially using nuclear weapons in Ukraine as he said that it would “trigger a response in kind.”

“So, no American president has said anything like that in your lifetime,” Carlson observed, adding that “n a flash of pique, because he couldn’t remember the correct words, Joe Biden, the president of the United States, reversed 100 years of American security policy in the middle of a war. ”

In rolling out other examples of the past week’s statements by Biden, Carlson reminded viewers how former President Donald Trump was often criticized “for not using words precisely. You’re the president, you can’t just tweet out anything.”

“That’s the case you heard for four years and again, it was often rooted in truth, but the last president never said anything that even approaches the crazed recklessness of what you just heard,” he went on, contending that it is incorrect to refer to Biden’s remarks as “gaffes” when they can be so dangerous.

“So it would be in the interest of the United States, and that’s the only interest that matters from our perspective, to cool the rhetoric a little bit,” he said after recounting how Biden openly said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”

And when the president told NBC reporter Kelly O’Donnell that he was “not walking anything back” when asked about his Putin remarks, Carlson said he effectively “rebuked the people who worked for him.”

“They spent all week correcting statements that he makes up on the fly and hasn’t thought through in any way, purely reactive,” he added.

“Hey, Joe Biden, what would be the long-term effect in the United States of what you’re doing? No idea. Don’t have to think about the future now, when everything is suddenly at stake. There’s never been recklessness at this level in the White House and yes, that includes the last president who was often attacked for being reckless. Nothing he said compares to this,” the Fox News host argued, saying the current situation is “worse” than scary for the U.S.

“All right. Joke’s over, too much is at stake,” Carlson said in conclusion.

“If there was ever 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 sakes, this man cannot remain in power,’ for all of our sakes.”

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